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May 29, 1976 


SANTANA/BACK TO ROOTS 

Mercury Opens Memphis Office 
NARM Mid-Year Conference 
Set For Chicago In Sept 


Record Division Sales 
Up By Half Billion $ ln 5 Yrs 

‘After Youth Market’ 

Target Of RIAA Project 


House Postal Study Shows 
Faults Of New System 

Marketing & Merchandising 
For The ‘After-Youth’ Market (Ed) 



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He performs feats of absolute 
wizardry on the human heart. 
He turns fine songs into deep 
romantic spells. He wakes the 
princess in every woman. And 
I Only Have Eyes for You” his 
new album, is classic Mathis 
magic. 





OR YOU 

including; 

T . Send In 
The Cfowns 

I Write 
■ne Songs 

' Only Have 
Syes For You 

When A Child 

Is Born 

Every rime 
'Ou Touch Me 
(l Get High) 


Great songs like the Grammy- 
winner“Send in the Clowns,” 
the Oscar-nominated “Theme 
From ‘Mahogany, ’’’and the deeply 
moving single just released 
this week, “Yellow Roses on Her Gown!’ 
Johnny Mathis. How does he clo it? 
On Columbia Records and Tapes. 


Don’t miss these key Mathis appearances: Valley Forge Theatre, Devon, Pa. June 
Tarrytown, N.Y., June 8-13/Front Row Theatre, Cleveland, Ohio, June 15-20. ' 


1-16/Westchester Premiere Theatre, 


® "COLUMBIA," fig MARCAS REG. © 1976 CBS INC. 



THE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC-RECORD WEEKLY 


C4SH 



VOLUME XXXVI 1 1 -NUMBER 2 - May 29 1976 


GEORGE ALBERT 

President and Publisher 

MARTY OSTROW 

Executive Vice President 


Editorial 

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Editor In Chief 

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LINDA CAUTHEN 


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Coin Machine 
Chicago 

CAMILLE COMPASIO Manager 
KAREN SHENK 


Circulation 
THERESA TORTOSA 
Manage r 


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cash box editorial 


First Step To Reaching 
The ‘After-Youth’ Market 

The marketing expansion program of the RIAA (see story page seven) is the 
first step towards insuring a promising future for the record business in the 
70s and 80s. Over a year after Stan Cornyn s speech at 
the 1975 N ARM convention, in which he outlined the problems of an industry 
which sells the bulk of its product to one age group, definite action is being 
planned to expand sales beyond the "blue jean curtain " 

The baby boom and the social upheaval of the sixties were perhaps the most 
important factors in making the record industry as big as it is today There 
were suddenly millions of people to whom rock and folk music were of primary 
importance. 

The social factors have changed, but the young record buyers are still there 
But they, like everyone, are getting older and their tastes are changing, and 
the record industry must change with them unless it is prepared to lose its 
single largest market. 

Perhaps a more alarming fact is that adults do not buy records to anything 
like the degree that high school and college age people do. A Frank Sinatra 
album has very little chance of making it to the top of the charts, and one of the 
main reasons isthat many adults simply will not go into record stores — they 
are alienated by the youth orientation of many stores. 

The retailers have had good reason to cater to teens and young adults, 
because they buy most of the records But the baby boom has peaked and the 
number of people in that age group is headed for a decline in the future. This, 
combined with the fact that the heavy buyers are moving into adulthood, 
makes it a necessity for the industry to attract adult customers (who have more 
disposable income in the first place) and get them back into the habit of buying 
records 

The market expansion project is but a first step in the right direction. 
Whether or not such a broad and ambitious project can be successfully 
implemented on an industry-wide basis remains to be seen. In any case, the 
dialogue and ideas that the project will promote will certainly give the industry 
something to think about 

The market expansion project is but a first step in the right direction Cash 
Box has reported in detail on recent attempts to reach this market in a more 
sophisticated manner, and we will continue to support and endorse those 
ideas, suggestions and proposals which will add up to nothing less than more 
business for all of us. 



NUMBER ONE 
SINGLE OF THE WEEK 

SILLY LOVE SONGS 
WINGS 
Caoitol P 4256 
Writer McCartney 
Pub ATV/BMI 


NUMBER ONE 
ALBUM OF THE WEEK 

BLACK AND BLUE 
THE ROLLING STONES 
Rolling Stones COC 79104 



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17 

18 

19 

20 
21 

22 

23 

24 

25 

26 


SILLY LOVE SONGS 

WINGSfCapitol P4256I 

WELCOME BACK 

JOHN SEBASTIAN (Warner/Reprise 1 349 

LOVE HANGOVER 

DIANA ROSS f Motown M 1 392 F; 

SETUP AND BOOGIE 

SILVER CONVENTION 
(Midland Int'l /RCA 10571 

SHANNON 

HENRY GROSS 'Ufesong 45002) 

HAPPY DAYS 

PRATT 8 McCLAI N 'Warner/ 
Reprise 1351 1 

MISTY BLUE 

DOROTHY MOORE (Malaco/T K M1029) 

FOOLED AROUND AND 
FELL IN LOVE 

EL VI N 8! SHOP ' Capricorn/WB CPS 0252 ; 

RHIANNON 

FLEETWOOD MAC 'Warner/Reprise 1 345) 

SARA SMILE 

HALL &OATESIRCAPB 10530) 

FOOL TO CRY 

ROLLING STONES 
( Rolling Stone /Atlantic RS 1 9304. 

BOOGIE FEVER 

THESYLVERS (Capitol 4179) 

SHOP AROUND 

CAPTAIN STENNILLEIA&M 1817) 

MORE, MORE, MORE 

ANDREA TRUE CONNECTION 
(Buddah 515) 

TRYIN TO GET THE 
FEELING AGAIN 

BARRY MANILOW ' Arista AS 0172) 

SHOW ME THE WAY 

PETER FRAMPTON 'ASM 1795) 

LOVE IN THE SHADOWS 

NEIL SEDAKA (Rocket MCA 40543) 

LET YOUR LOVE FLOW 

BELLAMY BROTHERS (Warner/Curb 81 69) 

LOVE REALLY HURTS 
WITHOUT YOU 

BILLY OCEAN (Ariola America/Capitol 7621 : 

MOVIN 

BRASS CONSTRUCTION 
'United Artists XW 755-Y) 

STRANGE MAGIC 

ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA 
'UAXW 770-Y) 

NEVER GONNA FALL IN 
LOVE AGAIN 

ERIC CARMEN (Arista AS 01 84 

MOONLIGHT FEELS 
RIGHT 

STARBUCK ' Private Stock 039; 

BARETTA S THEME 

RHYTHM HER IT AGE 'ABC 12177) 

DISCO LADY 

JOHNN IE T AYLOR 'Columbia 3-10281 

RIGHT BACK WHERE WE 
STARTED FROM 

MAXINE NIGHTINGALE 
(United Artists XW752-Y) 

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY 

QUEEN 'Elektra E45207) 

LOVE IS ALIVE 

GARY WRIGHT (Warner Bros 8143) 

KISS AND SAY GOODBYE 

MAN HATTANS ( Columbia 3-10310) 

TAKIN IT TO THE 
STREETS 

DOOBIE BROTHERS 'Warner Bros 8196) 

I WANT YOU 

MARVIN GAYE 'Tamla'Motown T5426F) 

UNION MAN 

CATE BROTHERS 'Asylum 45294) 

ONLY 16 

DR HOOK 'Capitol 4171 : 

I.O. U. 

JIMMY DEAN 'Casino/GRTGRT 052) 

YOUNG BLOOD 

BAD COMPANY'Swan Song/Atlantic 70108 




Weeks 


5'22 

5/15 On 


2 

3 

Chart 

3 

'36 

1 

1 

10 

37 

4 

7 

8 

38 

6 

10 

11 

39 > 

5 

6 

13 

40 

7 

8 

9 

41 

8 

9 

13 

42 

3 

4 

13 

43 1 

1 1 

12 

13 

44 

12 

13 

16 

45 

14 

20 

6 





46 

9 

2 

18 

47 

19 

27 

6 





48 

17 

25 

1 1 

49 

10 

1 1 

12 

50 

13 

5 

1 4 

51 

18 

23 

8 

52 

15 

14 

17 

53 

16 

17 

9 

54 

23 

29 

11 

55 

20 

1 5 

13 

56 

28 

38 

5 

57 

30 

39 

7 

58 

29 

33 

7 

59 

22 

19 

16 

60 

21 

16 

16 

61 

24 

18 

23 

62 

33 

44 

7 

63 

36 

51 

6 

64 

38 

48 

6 


35 

40 

7 

65 

32 

35 

15 


25 

21 

22 

66 

42 

56 

3 

67 

27 

22 

12 



ROCK AND ROLL LOVE 

LETTER 

BAY CITY ROLLERS 'Arista 0185) 

DANCE WIT ME 

RUFUS'ABC12179) 

TAKE THE MONEY AND 

RUN 

STEVE MILLER 'Capitol 4260) 

KING OUR DREAMS 

COME TRUE 

CYNDI GRECO 'Private Stock 45086) 

HURT 

ELVIS PRESLEY 'RCA PB 10601 ) 

AFTERNOON DELIGHT 

STARLAND VOCAL BAND 
(Wmdsong/RCA 10588) 

SHOUT IT OUT LOUD 

KISS 'Casablanca 854) 

I LL BE GOOD TO YOU 

BROTHERS JOHNSON 'ASM 1806-S) 

I DO, I DO, I DO. I DO. I DO 

Abba 'Atlantic 33i o; 

STILL CRAZY AFTER ALL 
THESE YEARS 

PAUL SIMON 'Columbia 3-1 0332) 

CRAZY ON YOU 

HEART 'Mushroom 7021 ) 

TODAY S THE DAY 

AMERICA 'WB 8212) 

ONE PIECE AT A TIME 

JOHNNY CASH 8 THE TENNESSEE THREE 
(Columbia 3-1 0321 : 

IT S OVER 

BOZ SCAGGS 'Columbia 3-10319) 

GET CLOSER 

SEALS & CROFTS (Warner Bros 8190; 

DREAMWEAVER 

GARY WRIGHT (Warner Bros WBS8167: 

COME ON OVER 

OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN MCA 40525 

DECEMBER 1963 (OH 
WHAT A NIGHT) 

FOUR SEASONS (Warner Bros 'Curb 8168) 

I VE GOT A FEELING 
(WE LL BE SEEING EACH 
OTHER AGAIN) 

AL WILSON 'Playboy 6062 ) 

THE BOYS ARE BACK IN 

TOWN THIN LIZZY Mercury 73786 

LIVING FOR THE 
WEEKEND 

O JAYS 'Phlla Int'l /Epic ZS 8-3587 

LET HER IN john travolta 

'Midland Int'l /RCA 10623 

SWEET LOVE 

COMMODORES 'Motown M 1381FA 

THAT S WHERE THE 
HAPPY PEOPLE GO 

THE TRAMMPS (Atlantic 3306) 

TURN THE BEAT 
AROUND 

VICKI SUE ROBINSON 'RCA PB 10562) 

BIGFOOT 

BRO SMITH ■ Big T ree/ Atlantic 1 6061 ; 

WHERE DID OUR LOVE 

GO THEJ GEILS BAND 'Atlantic 3320 

COULD IT BE MAGIC 

DONNA SUMMER 
'Oasis/Casablanca OC 405; 

LONELY NIGHT (ANGEL 
FACE) 

CAPTAIN 8TENNILLE'A8M 1782) 

DON T PULL YOUR 
LOVE/THEN YOU CAN 
TELL ME GOODBYE 

GLEN CAMPBELL 'Capitol 4245) 

DREAM ON 

AEROSMITH (Columbia 3-1 0278) 

TEAR THE ROOF OFF THE 
SUCKER 

PARLIAMENT 'Casablanca 856; 



Weeks 

5'22 

5/15 

On 

Chart 

40 

46 

6 

39 

43 

6 

50 

71 

4 

44 

53 

6 

31 

31 

10 

59 

76 

5 

26 

24 

12 

55 

64 

5 

34 

26 

15 

47 

50 

5 

52 

62 

6 

60 

79 

3 

41 

42 

8 

43 

45 

8 

61 

72 

8 

37 

28 

21 

45 

30 

12 

48 

36 

23 

53 

41 

10 

70 

83 

3 

46 

32 

13 

77 

89 

4 

49 

34 

24 

64 

70 

10 

69 

77 

4 

63 

67 

6 

62 

65 

10 

65 

69 

5 

51 

37 

19 

58 

57 

10 

56 

49 

23 

76 

86 

3 


68 SWEET THING 

RUFUS FEATURING CHAKA KHAN 
'ABC 12149 

69 IT MAKES ME GIGGLE 

JOHN DENVER ( RCA PB 10687 

70 SIXTEEN TONS 

DON HARRISON BAND 'Atlantic 3323'. 

71 SAVE YOUR KISSES FOR 
ME 

,-S% BROTHERHOODOF MAN (Pye/ATV 7 1 066) 

72 YOUNG HEARTS RUN 
FREE 

CANDI STATON 'Warner Bros 8181 ) 

73 THE FONZ SONG 

THE HEYETTES 'London 5N-232) 

74 THERESA KIND OF 
HUSH (ALL OVER THE 
WORLD) 

CARPENTERS 'A8M 1800) 

75 THINKING OF YOU 

PAUL DAVIS 'Bang 724: 

76 MAMA MIA 

ABBA 'Atlantic 3315 

77 YOU’RE MY BEST FRIEND 

QUEEN 'Elektra 45318) 

78 AMERICA THE 
BEAUTIFUL 

CHARLIE RICH 'Epic 8-50222: 

79 I M EASY 

KEITH CARRADINE 'ABC 12117) 

80 SILVER STAR 

FOUR SEASONS WB 8203 

81 C MON MARIANNE 

DONNY OSMOND 'Polydor 1 4320 

82 YOU RE MY EVERYTHING 

LEE GARRETT 'Chrysahs/WB CRS 2112) 

83 A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN 

WALTER MURPHY 8 THE BIG APPLE BAND 
(Private Stock 45073) 

84 YES, YES, YES 

BILL COSBY 'Capitol 4258 

85 NUMBER ONE 

BILLY SWANN 
'Monument/Columbia ZS8 8697 

86 YOU LL NEVER FIND 
ANOTHER LOVE LIKE 
MINE 

LOU RAWLS 'Phila Int'l 'Epic ZS8 3592 : 

87 I WANT TO STAY WITH 
YOU 

GALLAGHER 8 LYLE ' A8M 1 778) 

88 BETTER DAYS 

MELISSA MANCHESTER Arista0183' 

89 FOOL FOR THE CITY 

FOG HAT ' Bearsville/WB BSS 0307) 

90 YOU KNOW THE FEELIN’ 

STEVE WIGHTM AN 'Farr FR 003) 

91 SOPHISTICATED LADY 

NATALIE COLE 'Capitol 4259 

92 EVERYTHING THAT CHA 
DO (WILL COME BACK TO 
YOU) 

WET WILLIE 'Capricorn/WB CPS 0254: 

93 MIDNIGHT LOVE AFFAIR 

TONY ORLANDO 8 DAWN Elektra 4531 9 

94 RAIN, OH RAIN 

FOOLS GOLD 'Morning Sky' Arista 700: 

95 VAYA CON DIOS 

FREDDY FENDER ABC/Dot 1 7627) 

96 JUKIN 

ATLANTA RHYTHM SECTION 
'Polydor 14323) 

97 NORMA JEAN WANTS TO 
BE A MOVIE STAR 

SUNDOWN COMPANY Polydor 14312) 

98 LONELY TEARDROPS 

NARVEL FELTS 'ABC/Dot 1 7620 

99 MUSIC 

JOHN MILES London 5N 20086 

100 SHARING THE NIGHT 
TOGETHER 

ARTHUR ALEXANDER Buddah 522: 


Weeks 

5/22 5'15 On 
Chart 


57 52 23 

72 81 3 

80 84 7 

75 85 

81 

66 66 10 

54 47 13 

78 80 7 

1 

1 

85 90 

86 91 

1 

1 

87 92 3 


88 

90 95 

92 


94 96 

97 98 


99 


1 


93 100 3 

89 93 4 

95 2 

96 97 3 

1 


ALPHABETIZED TOP 1 00 SINGLES (INCLUDING PUBLISHERS AND LICENSEES) 1 


A Fifth Of Beethoven 'R FT -BMI: 

Afternoon Delight (Cherry Lane — ASCAP: 

America The Beautiful (Julep — BMI ; 

Baretta s Theme (Leeds ASCAP) 

Better Days (Rumanian Pieceworks/ 

Columbia/N Y Times — BMI ) 

Bigfoot (Cascargo BMI) 

BohemianIB Feldman T/AS Trident -ASCAP) 
Boogie Fever 'Perren Vibes/ 

Bullpen -ASCAP/BMI) 

Cmon Marianne (Saturday/Seasons 4 — BMI) 

Come On Over (Casserole/Flamm -BMI) 

Could It Be (Kamakazi/Angel Dust - BMI ) 

Crazy On You (Andorra - ASCAP) 

Dance Wit Me t Ackee/Mocrisp — ASCAP 

December '63 (Seasons/Jobete - ASCAP 
Disco Lady (Groovesville — BMI/ 

Conquistador — ASCAP) 

Don't Pull (ABC/Dunhill/Acuff-Rose BMI) 

Dream On (Daksel — BMI) 

Dream Weaver 'Warner Bros - ASCAP). 

Everything That Cha (No Exit -BMI) 

Fooled Around (Crabshaw - ASCAP) 

Fool For The City 'Knee Trembler - ASCAP) . . 

Fool To Cry 'Promopub B U —ASCAP) 

Get Closer (Dawnbreaker —BMI) 

Get Up And Boogie ' Midsong — ASCAP) 

Happy Days 'Bruin — BMI) 


83 Hurt (Miller Music Corp - ASCAP; 40 

41 I Do I Do (Countless — BMI ! 44 

78 III Be Good (Kidada/Goulgris BMI) 43 

24 I'm Easy (Lion s Gate/Easy ASCAP) 79 

I O U (Plainview — BMI ) 34 

88 It Makes Me Giggle (Cherry Lane ASCAP) 69 

61 It's Over (Boz Scaggs — BMI) 49 

27 I've Got A Feeling (Irving -BMI) 54 

I Want To Stay (Irving -BMI) 87 

12 I Want You (Almo/Jobete - ASCAP) 31 

81 Jukin (Low Sal - BMI/ 

Bob Willis 8 Bourne — ASCAP; 96 

63 Kiss And Say Goodbye 'Nattahnam/ 

46 Blackwood -BMI) 29 

37 Let Her In (Midsong -ASCAP) 57 

53 Let Your Love Flow 'Loaves 8 Fishes -BMI) 18 

Living ForThe Weekend 'Mighty Three BMI) . . 56 

25 Lonely Night (Angel Face) 'Kirshner BMI) 64 

65 LonelyTeardropsfMerrimac - BMI) 98 

66 Love Hangover l Jobete ASCAP) 3 

51 Love In The Shadows 'Don Kirshner/ 

Kirshner - BMI/ASCAP) 17 

8 Love Is Alive (WB ASCAP) 28 

89 Love Really Hurts 'Black Sheep «^*BMI) 19 

1 1 Making Our Dreams Come True (Bruin — BMI . 39 

50 Mama Mia (Countless - BMI ) 76 

4 Midnight Love Affair 'Midsong - ASCAP 93 

6 


Misty Blue 'Talmont BMI) 7 

Moonlight Feels Right Brother Bills - ASCAP: 23 

More More More 'Buddah/Gee Diamond/ 

MRI Music — ASCAP) 14 

Movin' 'Desert Moon/Jeff Mar - BMI) 20 

Music(Velvet/Rak — PRS) 99 

NeverGonna Fall 'CAM-USA -BMI! 22 

Norma Jean Wants'Natural -ASCAP 97 

Number One 'Combine - BMI 85 

One Piece At 'Tree — BMI : 48 

Only 16(Kags — BMI) 33 

Rain 'Frank Snare/Big Shorty - ASCAP 94 

Rhiannon 'Rockhopoer - BMI) 9 

Right Back Where 'Unart/ATV —BMI) 26 

Rock And Roll' Ackee/Andustin -ASCAP) .. 36 

Sara Smile (Unichappell - BMI) 10 

Save Your Kisses 'Easy Listening ASCAP: 71 

Shannon 'Blendingwell - ASCAP) 5 

Sharing The Night 'AlCartee BMI/ 

Music Mill ASCAP; 100 

Shop Around ' Jobete - ASCAP; 13 

Shout It Out Loud 'Cafe Americana/ 

Rocksteady — ASCAP; 42 

ShowMeTheWay'Almo/Fram-Dee ASCAP) . 16 

SillyLoveSongsfATV BMI) 1 

Silver Star 'Seasons/Jobete — ASCAP) 80 

Sixteen Tons'Uni.chappell'E Presley BMI),. 70 


Soohisticated Lady ' Jay s Ent /Chappell 
ASCAP'Cole-Arama BMI 91 

Still Crazy After 'Paul Simon BMI: 45 

Strange Magic 'Unart/Jet BMI) 21 

Sweet Love ' Jobete/Commodores ASCAP 58 
Sweet Thing 'American B casting ASCAP: 68 

Take The Money 'Sailor ASCAP 38 

Takin It To 'Tauripin Tunes — BMI 30 

Tear The Roof 'Malbiz/Ricks BMI 67 

That s Where 'Burma East' BMI 59 

The Boys Are Back (RSO ASCAP 55 

The Fonz Song 'Adamo ASCAP 73 

There s A Kind Of 'Glenwood ASCAP 74 

Thinking Of You 'Web IV BMI 75 

Today's The Day 'WB ASCAP: 47 

Trym ToGet 'Warner Tamerlane BMI , 15 

Turn The Beat 'Sunbury'Dunbar BMI: 60 

Union Man N Y Times BMI) .32 

VavaCon Dios'Morley ASCAP) 95 

Welcome Back 'John Sebastian BMI 2 

Where Did Our Love 'Jobete ASCAP: 62 

Yes Yes Yes 'Turtle Head BMI 84 

You Know The Feelin 'Carmela -SESAC) . 90 

You'll Never Find 'Mighty Three BMI 86 

Young Blood 'Quintet/Unichaooell/ 

Freddy Bienstock BMI: 35 

Young Hearts Run Free 'DaAnn - ASCAP' 72 
You re My Best (Island BMI 77 

You re My Everything 'Island 'Sellers - BMI 82 



RUSH 

WISHES TO 

CONGRATULATE 
THIN LIZZY 
FOR BUSHR’ 
THE CHARTS 

BILLBOARD & 

CASHBOK ^ 

RECORD WORLD 



Mercury SRM-1-1081 8-Track MC8-1-1081 Musicassette MCR4-1-1081 


THIN LIZZY’S “JAILBREAK” 
FEATURING 
THEIR HIT SINGLE, 

THE BOYS ARE 
BACK IN TOWN.” 


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( 73786 ) 


THIH SUE 
WISHES TO 
COHORAIUIAIE 
RUSH 

FOR RUSIIH’ 
THE CHARTS 

BILLBOARD. & 

CASHBOK # 

RECORD WORLD 



Mercury SRM-1-1079 8-Track MC8-1 -1079 Musicassette MCR4-1-1079 


RUSH’S “2112.” 

FEATURING 
THEIR NEW SINGLE, 

“TWILIGHT ZONE/ 
LESSONS” 

( 73803 ) 


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Mercury Opens 
Memphis Office 

by Steven Scharf 

MEMPHIS. TENN. — Mercury Records 
hosted a party in Memphis on May 18th 
in honor of their opening a Memphis of- 
fice 

Mercury's opening of a Memphis of- 
fice marks the revitalization and return of 
the record industry to Memphis During 
the riverboat ride on the Mississippi, one 
part of the festivities. Charles Fach an- 
nounced the signing of the Bar-Kays 
Diverse 

Jud Phillips, who will head the opera- 
tion. comes from a diverse musical back- 
ground including producing, engineer- 
ing. and publishing and is related to the 
founding members of Sun Records, the 
label which originally recorded such 
superstars as Elvis Presley. Jerry Lee 
Lewis and Charlie Rich 

Concluding the reception Mayor 
Wyeth Chandler presented Charles Fach 
with a key to the city of Memphis and 
proclaimed Tuesday. May 18 as Mercury 
Music Day. Commenting on the event. 
Fach stated. "We can show the world that 
there is more than one musical city in the 
state of Tennessee " 

Executives 

Among the Mercury executives at- 
tending were Charles Fach. executive 
vice president/general manager; 
Phillips. A&R director/Memphis for 
Phonogram. Inc. /Mercury Records: Mike 
Gormley national director of publicity: 
Sheryl Feuerstein. east coast publicity 
director; Herb Heldt branch manager of 
Phonodisc in Atlanta: Joe Polidor 
southern regional marketing manager: 
Bill Heywood. national R&B promotion 
manager and Tommy Young, southwest 
promotion manager Also present were 
some local entertainers such as Jerry 
Lee Lewis. Rufus Thomas. O B McClin- 
ton and Denise LaSalle and members of 
the trade and local consumer press, in- 
cluding a representative from Cash Box. 


8Platinum,39Gold 
Certifications By 
Canadian Record Assoc. 

ONTARIO. CANADA Seven platinum 
albums, one platinum single. 24 gold 
albums and 15 gold singles have been 
certified by the Canadian Recording in- 
dustry Association during the period 
February 1 to May 10. 1976 "K C & The 
Sunshine Band." April Wine Stand 
Back." "The Homecoming'" by Hagood 
Hardy. "Venus & Mars" by Wings. Paul 
McCartney & Wings." "McCartney" and 
"Ram" by Paul & Linda McCartney were 
the seven albums certified platinum for 
sales of over 100.000 as compared to 
sales of over one million in the U S. 
"That's The Way I Like It by K.C & The 
Sunshine Band was the only single 
certified platinum for sales of over 
150.000 copies as compared to sales of 
over two milion in the U S Gold sales in 
Canada for albums are 50.000 or more 
and gold singles are 75.000 or more as 
compared to 500.000 and one million 
respectively in the U S 
Increase 

According to information analyzed in 
Cash Box last week, there has been an 
increase in gold record awards so far in 
1976 from 1975. by 18 singes and 46 
albums over 1 5 singles and 40 albums in 
the same January 1 to May 1 2 period last 
year. Under the new RIAA platinum 
certification program there have been 
five platinum albums and one platinum 
single. "Disco Lady" by Johnnie Taylor 
awarded since January 1 . 1976 


C4SHBQXNEW 



Record Div. Sales of Public Firms 
Increased By $1/2 Bil. In Last 4 Yrs. 


NEW YORK — Record division sales of 
major public corporations involved in the 
record industry have increased by more 
than a half billion dollars over the last 
five years, according to a Cash Box 
analysis of the sales figures of those cor- 
porations. The total sales of the record 
divisions of these corporations jumped 
from around $850 million in 1971 to 
close to $1.4 billion in 1975. a near 40% 
increase, or approximately an increase 
of $100 million a year on average for the 
last five years. (See pg. 16 for sales 
analysis chart.) 

The companies whose sales informa- 


by Gary Cohen 

tion was used to compile the information 
were CBS. Warner Communications. 
ABC. MCA, Capitol. Transamerica. 
Columbia Pictures and 20th Century 
Fox. RCA does not release a breakdown 
of record division sales, but instead com- 
bines individual division sales under 
various operating groups. 

Overall Sales 

Included in the record division figures 
are sales for domestic and international 
record sales, publishing, record press- 
ing. wholesale distribution, retailing, etc. 


The figures for Capitol and Columbia Pic- 
tures are for their years ending June 30; 
the balance are for the calendar year 
ending December 31 . 

The sales information for 1975 for all 
companies showed an increase of 
roughly $100 million over 1974, while 
the 1974 increase was double that, or 
$200 million, more than 1973 That 
would tend to indicate, especially for 
Wall Street and other outsiders, that the 
record industry does have consistent 
sales growth and the ability to grow 
further 

continued on pg. 1 6 


‘After Youth Market’ Target Of RIAA Project 


NEW YORK — "Too few people are buy- 
ing too many records each" was one of 
the conclusions reached by the initial 
RIAA sponsored meeting of the Record 
Industry Market Expansion Project. The 
goal of the project, according to RIAA 
president Stanley Gortikoff. is to 
"penetrate beyond the blue denim cur- 
tain" and “to broaden the after-youth 
market ." 

Participants in the planning session 
held recently in San Francisco included 
executives from recording companies, 
retailers, rack jobbers, distributors, an 
equipment manufacturer, a researcher 


WASHINGTON, D C — When the U S 
Postal Service five years ago announced 
a bulk mailing system promising record- 
breaking speed and efficiency, no one 
expected it to deliver only part of the 
promise: record-breaking. 

Nine Month Study 

But a nine-month study by the House 
Subcommittee on Postal Facilities. Mail, 
and Labor Management indicates that 
damage and delays are greater with the 
new. highly mechanized National Bulk 
Mailing System (NBMS). Parcel damage 
is the most serious immediate problem 
facing NBMS. says the report. "The main 
damage is to records, books, and films." 
according to subcommittee counsel 
George Gould. 

“Hearings began last week to reveal 
what we discovered in the study and en- 
courage modification of the system." 


by Eric Rudolph 

and a representative from a trade as- 
sociation They were: Barrie Bergman, 
head of the Record Bar chain; Joseph 
Cohen, who conducted the NARM study 
on the after-youth market; Stan Cornyn. 
executive vice president of Warner Bros. 
Records; Don Dempsey, vice president 
of marketing for Columbia Records; Vic 
Faraci. vice president of marketing for 
WEA: Gil Friesen, executive vice presi- 
dent of A&M: Stanley Gortikoff. presi- 
dent of the RIAA; Barry Grieff. director 
of merchandising of A&M; Ira Heilicher. 
vice president of Heilicher Bros.; Pete 


says Gould The revelations the study 
made are certainly juicy enough: from 
questionable contracting procedures by 
high level postal service management to 
the death and dismemberment of postal 
employees. 

Critical Testimony 

Opening testimony was critical of high 
level postal service management. This 
testimony was fromthe former general 
managers of the Washington and Atlanta 
bulk mailing centers. "All organizations, 
especially one the size of the post office, 
make mistakes." said Earl Aussenberg. 
who was fired as manager of the 
Washington BMC when it was dis- 
covered that parcels awaiting rewrap 
were destroyed 

Aussenberg blamed the problems on 
USPS's refusal to provide adequate 

continued on pg. 1 6 


Johnson, head of general managers for 
Warner Bros.; Mickey Kapp. director of 
special projects for Warner Bros; David 
Lieberman. president of Lieberman En- 
terprises; Joe Simone, owner of 
Progress Records; Stan Snyder, vice 
president of national accounts for 
Columbia; Russ Solomon, president of 
Tower Records and Werner Wachowiak. 
representing Rockwell Int i 

In a 22-page summary of the meeting, 
the group cited the speech given at the 
1975 NARM convention by Stan Cornyn 
of Warner Bros., in which he pointed out 
that most of the people who buy record- 
ings are relatively young and that most 
older adults are non-buyers. He added 
that these young buyers are getting 
older and may not continue to buy as 
they advance in age. and that the 
percentage of people in the teen and 
young adult age bracket will begin to 
decrease in the near future. He con- 
cluded that there is a large, untapped 
market among adults and youths moving 
into adulthood which the industry has 
not yet been able to reach. 

Opportunities 

The summary continued that the 
Cornyn speech underscored the "poten- 
tial problem of a missed or shrinking 
market." but also “suggests fantastic op- 
portunities" for the future of the industry. 
The group listed four specific goals of 
the market expansion project. They are 
1) to retain current buyers as they ad- 
vance in age. 2) to expand the purchases 
of marginal buyers. 3) to recapture 
former buyers, and 4) to gain new 
purchasers of recordings among current 
non-buyers. 

Points Covered 

The summary issued by the RIAA 
broke down the main points of the meet- 
ing into several categories. They are: 1) 
the consumer and his motivation, 2) 
music, artists, product. 3) merchandising 
and advertising. 4) sales, marketing and 
distribution. 5) point of sale. 6) pricing. 7) 
radio. 8) packaging and graphics. 9) 
equipment. 10) configurations, and 11) 
intracompany actions. The key points of 
these categories are summarized below. 

Consumer Motivation 

The Consumer and His Motivation 
The lifestyle of the "60s made pop music 
and lyrics a must for the young, but 
alienated their elders. Some of the social 
conditions of this era have changed, but 
the industry has not These elders think 
that they don't like pop music and they 
negatively identify it with a subculture j 
with which they are not comfortable. 

* One of the main reasons that buyers 
are lost is because of the disintegration 
of the youth peer group with which the 

continued on pg. 1 4 


NARM Mid Year Conference 
Set For Chicago In Sept. 

CHERRY HILL. N J The National Association of Record Merchandisers has an- 
nounced a mid-year conference for regular members of NARM, to be held Tuesday 
through Thursday. September 21-23. at the Continental Plaza Hotel in Chicago. Ill 
Final details for the conference, according to NARM s president Jules Malamud. will 
be worked out at the NARM advisory committee board meeting June 2-3 at the 
Peachtree Hotel in Atlanta. Professor Theodore Levitt of the Harvard Graduate 
School of Business will address a general business session of the conference. He will 
speak on " The Implications for the Music Industry of the Growing Adult Market.” 
Another feature of the conference will be the consolidation of what had been 
separate meetings in separate cities at separate times, for rack jobbers, retailers and 
independent distributors, into this long mid-year conference. 

All Business' 

Malamud told Cash Box, "This is going to be an all business conference. It s not go- 
ing to be a convention per se; it's going to be a business meeting. We want to get 
away from rap sessions. We want the meetings to be more meaningful with pro- 
fessional people there." Accordingly. NARM is encouraging young executives and 
middle management to attend, and has intentionally situated the conference in 
Chicago, which should be most convenient for all attendees to reach. 

House Postal Study Shows 
Faults Of New System 

by Rebecca Moore 


May 29. 1976 


7 



SHOP AROUND 
CAPTAIN & TENNILLE’S 

J^SjgjippI - •'-•'•-/'V r-'.-ri •^Zh. - - 

SECOND HIT FROM “SONG OF JOY. 


With sales more 


a one week period, 
“Shop Around” shapes up as the fourth consecutive Captain & 
Tcnnille top 10 single. 

“Shop Around” (AM 1817). The second sell-through giant 
from their bulleted “Song Of Joy” album (SP 4570). 


Produced by The Captain and Toni Tennille 


OUDLYONA&M 


RECORDS 




Gallagher New AFE Pres.; 
Aims To Build AFE & BASF 


NEW YORK — Herman D Gimbel has 
been elected chairman of the board of 
Audiofidelity Enterprises. Inc coincid- 
ing with the election of Bill Gallagher as 
president and chief operating officer 
Harold Drayson and Carl Shaw were re- 



1976 has already been a year of out- 
standing success for Santana in a long 
and distinguished career filled with suc- 
cesses Bruce Lundvall. president. CBS 
Records has announced that the band 
has re-signed with Columbia, and with 
the continuing strength of "Amigos." 
they are well on their way to achieving 
their best year ever 

The release of 1 Amigos.” Santana's 
eighth album for Columbia 
Records. represents the band at the 
height of their creative powers. Coming 
off a triumphant SRO tour of Europe dur- 
ing the last quarter of 1975. the band 
went immediately into the studios with 
producer David Rubinson. the happy re- 
sult being "Amigos." an album that 
leader Carlos Santana has rightly called 
a "back to the roots" set. The album is 
being supported by a major-date tour of 
the States, set through manager Bill 
Graham 

As the major band to explode out of 
the historic Woodstock Music Festival to 
become one of America's premier music 
bands almost overnight. Santana have 
worked constantly to keep their music 
evolving. Carlos Santana is and has been 
the lead guitarist, founder and core of 
the band since its inception, guiding the 
group through success after success. 
Bassist David Brown began with the 
band almost ten years ago left for 
several years and has now returned. 
Keyboardist extraordinaire Tom Coster 
has been with Santana for three years. 
Their highly effective percussive base 
comes from Armando Peraza on congas 
and bongos, and Ndugu on drums Vo- 
calist Greg Walker is the band's newest 


member 

INDEX 

Album Chart 1 -200 53 

Album Reviews 20 

Coin Machine News . 43 

Country Music Section 29 

Country Top 100 Singles 34 

Couintry Top 50 LPs 32 

FM Analysis 25 

For The Record 29 

International Section 49 

Looking Ahead 28 

New Additions To Playlist 26 

Pop Radio Analysis 28 

Radio Report 24 

R&B Top 100 Singles 40 

R&B Top 50 LPs 38 

Singles Bullets 27 

Singles Chart Top 100 4 

Singles Reviews 18 

Talent On Stage 37 


elected as vice presidents, with Robert 
Bordella remaining treasurer and 
Herbert Kanon continuing as corporate 
counsel. 

Gallagher. commenting on his promo- 
tion, noted. "My past accomplishments 
should convince the legal strategists and 
creative producers who represent 
tomorrow's major talents, that this com- 
pany with aggressive leadership, proven 
marketing and merchandising capabil- 
ities. and good product, can be just as 
competitive, and perhaps even more 
capable of concentrating on artist devel- 
opment than can the maior labels." 
Gallagher has been working with Audio- 
fidelity in a consulting capacity for the 
last few months. 

Gallagher explained that although Au- 
d iofi del ity s licensing agreement with 
BASF had increased the company's 
"quality image” in the marketplace, "both 
companies were lacking in the oop/con- 
temporary and country categories that 
represent the lions share' of industry 
sales.” He revealed that the labels were 
seeking mutually profitable production 
associations and artists with unique 
qualities and staying potential, and 
would continue with those selected until 
they gained artistic recognition and sales 
success. He further pointed out that he 
had begun meeting with all Audiofidelity 
distributors, stating. "Our success in the 
months ahead can only be measured by 
our convincing our distributors that 
together we can have a mutually profit- 
able future " 

Gimbel. who ascends to the board of 
directors' chairmanship as founder and 
president of Audiofidelity, spoke of 
Gallagher's contributions to the industry 
"as an innovator in distribution . . in the 
creative processes ... in organizational 
development ” He continued "His elec- 
tion as president of Audiofidelity En- 
terprises begins a new era of growth and 
profitability for our company. " 

Gallagher was vice president and 
general manager of Columbia Records 
until 1968. when he resigned to become 
president of the newly formed MCA 
Records group He left MCA to form 
Famous Music Corp. for Gulf & Western 
Industries, resigning to form his own 
consulting company, the services of 
which had been employed by Audiofidel- 
ity in securing the U S and Canadian dis- 
tribution of BASF Records and T apes. 

Santana Re-Signs 
With Columbia 

NEW YORK — Santana have re-signed 
an exclusive recording pact with Colum- 
bia Records, continuing a relationship 
that began ten years ago. 

1976 saw the release of "Amigos” 
Santana's eighth album for the label, pro- 
duced by David Rubinson 

Santana returned from a European 
tour in the latter portion of 1975 to work 
on "Amigos." and have since com- 
menced a coast-to-coast tour of the Unit- 
ed States. They are managed by Bill 
Graham. 

Wainwright Renews 
Famous Agreement 

NEW YORK Arista recording artist 
Loudon Wainwright III has renewed his 
foreign publishing agreement with 
Famous Music in an arrangement that al- 
lows Famous to publish Wainwright s 
songs world-wide outside the U S. and 
Canada. Wainwright's publishing in- 
terests include Snowden Music 


UA Promotional Goal: 
Total Market Awareness 5 

by Stephen Fuchs 


LOS ANGELES — The increasingly im- 
portant role of promotion at United 
Artists Records was brought sharply into 
focus last week when the label an- 
nounced what it considers "a major” 
enlargement of its local promotion field 
force under the direction of Ray An- 
derson, vice-president in charge of all 
promotion for UA Anderson named for 
Cash Box five of the eleven individuals 
he has hired to join the label's promo 
staff and emphasized that the concept of 
“total market awareness" was the key 
factor in his hiring each 

Raising Standards 

"Nine out of ten people — even in 
radio — think of promotion by traditional 
standards.” said Anderson. "They look 
for someone to take records to radio sta- 
tions. get them on or not get them on, go 
back next week and present them again 
That’s not my idea of promotion. What 
I'm trying to build at UA is a staff of 'total 
marketing' people with the tag of a good 
promotion thrust People who can find 
the fullest potential of that record wheth- 
er it be a hit or a miss. People who don't 
hype reports, but do note the movement 
of records and bring that movement to 
the attention of buyers, through weekly 
visits to the stores. People who know in- 
ventory and can see re-order patterns 


from their communication with the sales 
manager for the market and distributor 
tie-ins. 

"You think, 'hey, they should be doing 
that.' But check out how many guys do it. 
It's not happening; it's very rare But in 
today's market you have to know what's 
going on Total market awareness — not 
just servicing radio stations, but knowing 
what their needs are, following up on a 
one-stop level, on a retail level, going by 
the jukebox operators who can give you 
a reading on a record that's not getting 
any airplay." 

While he isn't overbearing about it. An- 
derson is attuned to the fact that the 
music industry is one of constant 
change "Whatever way it comes down 
on you." he indicated, "you have to 
adapt. Radio complains about promotion 
men they can't get information out of and 
record people get upset at radio pro- 
grammers' not having any creative 
abilities — always having to follow the 
leader, whether they play the record first 
or last. The combination is sought after 
by both parties. That's what we're look- 
ing for and believe me. it's hard to find. 

"I have a bonus." he continued, "in the 
sense that I've been given an allocation 
in the budget to put on more field men to 
continued on pg 22 


Schwartz Bros: First Qtr. 

Marks Return To Profitability 

WASHINGTON. D C Schwartz Brothers. Inc., a leading regional music merchan- 
diser. reported income of $36,209 or $ 02 per share on sales of $5,231 492 for the 
first quarter ended March 31 This compares to a loss of $6,339 on sales of 
$4,683,085 for the first three months of last year. 

The company's performance for the first quarter, a 1 3% sales increase, was marked 
by higher sales in its Harmony Hut retail chain and its distribution and rack merchan- 
dising operations. 

The increased volume in our distribution and rack merchandising operations 
together with greater operational efficiency resulted in improved performance during 
the first quarter," commented James Schwartz, president. He further noted that the 
resurgence in consumer confidence was continuing into the second quarter. 

Kirshner Sales Doubled 
In '75; Loss Narrowed 

NEW YORK - The Kirshner Entertainment Corp has revealed in its annual report to 
the stockholders that gross revenues in 1975 more than doubled the previous year's 
total. As a result the company was able to reduce losses by nearly $340,000. yet still 
posted a net loss of $1 9.798 

Revenues increased to $2,178,816 from a 1974 total of $946,457. due to an in- 
crease in music publishing revenues and revenues from the Rock Music Award 
Television Special in 1975. though Kirshner's enterprises extend to record produc- 
tion, Activity in the music publishing division continued to grow 
The company will continue its expanding commitment to television as a major 
source of potential revenue CBS has exercised its option to produce "The Second 
Annual Rock Awards Show" and syndication of "Don Kirshner's New Rock Concert" 
is assured for a fourth consecutive year (as reported in Cash Box last week). 



A SOUVENIR OF LONDON — Moments after signing an agreement to extend their as- 
sociation with the Buddah Group for an additional five years. Gladys Knight & The 
Pips and friends were off to the group's sellout engagement in London and an eve- 
ning of celebration. Pictured above in London after the signing are ( I to rl: William 
Guest: Art Kass. president of the Buddah Group: Edward Patten: Merald "Bubba" 
Knight: and manager Sid Seidenberg. 


May 29 ^ n7C 


9 


Aretha, Boz 

j Roxy, P&Snareff 
Lead Ail. LPs 

NEW YORK — Aretha Franklin's 
J Sparkle," music from the Warner Bros, 
motion picture composed and produced 
by Curtis Mayfield, heads Atlantic 
! Records’ album release for May. along 
with Michel Polnareff's "Lipstick." his 
original soundtrack from the Dino De 
I Laurentiis film. 

The release also includes "Lovingly. 
Sylvia Syms." her return to the label, 
produced by Nesuhi Ertegun and llhan 
Mimaroglu, Dave Brubeck’s "All The 
Things We Are." produced by Michael 
Cuscuna. and the third Atco album from 
Spanish group Barrabas. "Watch Out." 
The Baker-Gurvitz Army will release 
"Hearts On Fire." while the Jan Hammer 
j Group's new offering will be "Oh Yeah. " 
on Nemperor Records, distributed by 
Atlantic. Led by former Temptations 
member Damon Harris. "Impact" debuts 
this month on Atlantic, produced by Bob- 
by Eli for WMOT. while British 
J songwriter Mike Lesley bows on Big 
| Tree with "Mike Lesley." 

Two Reissues 

Alto saxophonist Lou Donaldson's “A 
Different Scene" will appear on the new- 
ly reactivated Cotillion label, while Andy 
Pratt's "Resolution." produced by Arif 
Mardin. will be out on Nemperor Boz 
Scaggs." his 1969 solo debut on Atlantic 
featuring Duane Allman and the Muscle 
Shoals rhythm section, will be reissued, 
while "Roxy Music" and "For Your 
Pleasure." Roxy's first two albums, will 
be available on Atco 

Fantasy Jazz Twofers; 
Nelson, Coltrane, Sims 

BERKELEY. CA — "Images." by the late 
instrumentalist/composer/arranger 
Oliver Nelson, highlights Prestige 
Records' latest release of early modern 
jazz "twofers." which continues the Fan- 
tasy/Prestige/Milestone series that 
began in 1972. "Images.” featuring the 
impressive early work of late reedman 
Eric Dolphy, has been released coin- 
cidentally with "A Dream Deferred." a 
two-record set on Flying Dutchman/RCA 
which shows Nelson's big band side, in- 
cluding work with Count Basie and Louis 
Armstrong 

The Presige release also includes 
"The Gene Ammons Story: The 78 Era." 
containing performances made as 78 
rpm singles in the early fifties, as well as 
"Kenny Burrell/John Coltrane," showing 
Coltrane in the early session man days of 
his career along with the noted guitarist. 
Zoot Sims is repesented by "Zootcase." 
featuring performances with early 
modern jazz assoicates including partner 
Al Cohn, while Warden Gray's “Central 
Avenue" includes players like Teddy 
Charles, Sonny Clark, Art Farmer. Dexter 
Gordon. Hampton Hawes and Clark 
Terry 


WB Re-Snks Lightfoot 

SCARBOROUGH. ONT CAN — 
Gordon Lightfoot has renewed his long- 
time association with Warner Bros. Rec- 
ords. The announcement was made by 
Ken Middleton, president of WEA Music 
of Canada Ltd., under whose auspices 
the negotiations were made. Lightfoot’s 
future recordings will continue to be re- 
leased on the Reprise label both in 
Canada and abroad. 

The first album under the new agree- 
ment. "Summertime Dream." was pro- 
duced by Lenny Waronker. Warner Bros. 
Records vice president and director of 

j A&R. and is now being readied for June 



WAINWRIGHT IS ALL RIGHT — Arista recording artist Loudon Wain wright is shown 
here after the first show of his 3-day SRO engagement at New York's Bottom Line. 
Gathered after the opening show backstage with the baseball-capped Wainwright are 
(I to r) Arista promotion man Mike Leon. Wainwright. WNEW-FM music director Vin 
Scelsa. and WNEW air personalities Dennis Elsas and Dave Herman. 


Capito! Sets 
Official Dates 
For Beatle Disks 

LOS ANGELES — Capitol Records has 
confirmed that it will release the Beatles' 
"Got To Get You Into My Life" as a single 
May 31. followed by a double-set re- 
package titled “Rock "N" Roll Music." 
June 7 (CB, 5/1). The single was culled 
from the "Revolver" LP and is backed by 
" Helter Skelter” from “The Beatles” (bet- 
ter known as"the white album"). 

"Rock "N" Roll Music” features 28 
songs showcasing the rocking side of 
The Beatles on tunes never before re- 
packaged. The 1 965 “I'm Down" single is 
included now for the first time on an LP. 

The announcement was made by Don 
Zimmermann, CRI executive vp and 
chief operating officer 

Ruffin Leads 
Motown Release 

LOS ANGELES— David Ruffin s 
"Everything's Coming Up Love” leads 
Motown’s current release Other albums 
included are G.C. Cameron's “G.C. 
Cameron.” Rose Banks' "Rose," the 
Originals' "Communique."' Libra's 
"Winter Day's Nightmare." and “Magic 
Disco Machine II" from Motown's Dis- 
cotech series. 

Another Simon 
Album Scheduled 

LOS ANGELES — Carly Simon's 
seventh Elektra album. "Another 
Passenger." has been scheduled for an 
early June release. The first single from 
the LP "It Keeps You Runnin"," was re- 
leased last week. 



AEROSMITH ROCKS ON As part of a 
current nationwide tour. Columbia re- 
cording artists Aerosmith recently 
played to a sold out Madison Square 
Garden in New York. The Boston group 
has a new album. "Rocks." following 
three platinum LPs Pictured at a party 
following the engagement are deft) 
Aerosmith’s lead vocalist Steve Tyler, 
and Walter Yetnikoff. president of the 
CBS Records Group 

Miles Davis' Bitches 
Brew ’ Goes Gold 

NEW YORK - The classic Miles Davis 
album "Bitches Brew" has been certified 
gold by the RIAA. for sales in excess of 
one million dollars. Originally released in 
1970. "Bitches Brew” has become one 
of the more influential albums released 
in the last decade, while Davis has been 
the mentor of a number of other musi- 
cians who have gone on to their own suc- 
cesses and achievements, among them 
Herbie Hancock. Chick Corea. Keith Jar- 
rett. Wayne Shorter. Joe Zawinul. John 
McLaughlin. Billy Cobham and Dave 
Holland. 



RICH RE-SIGNS — Shown at a reception celebrating Buddy Rich's resigning with 
RCA and the upcoming release of his new album. “Speak No Evil" are (I. to r.) Mike 
Berniker. division vice president of popular A&R for RCA Records: Stanley Kaye. 
Rich's manager: John Rosica. division vice president of promotion for RCA Records: 
Rich: and Worthy Patterson, director of promotion for RCA Records 


Osmond, Simon 
Head Polydor 
June Release 

NEW YORK — Donny Osmond's Kolob/- 
Polydor release. Disco Train." and Joe 
Simon's new "Joe Simon Today" on 
Spring Records lead off Polydor 
Records" album release for June, along 
with "Arbour Zena. " a new album by 
pianist Keith Jarrett on the Polydor- 
distributed ECM label 

Debuting on Polydor in the release is 
the Ian Gillian Band led by former Deep 
Purple lead vocalist Ian Gillian, with the 
album " Child In Time" on Oyster 
Records, a Polydor distributed label. 
Also new to Polydor are the Chanter Sis- 
ters. with "First Flight." and a new album 
by former Crazy Horse members “The 
Curtis Brothers 

In the country field. Hank Williams 
Sr "s "Live At The Grand Ole Opry" con- 
tains material never before released. 
The Jim Stafford"' album. John 
McLaughlin’s "Extrapolation" and "Mar- 
riage on the Rocks-Rock Bottom " by T ed 
Nugent and the Amboy Dukes will be re- 
issued in June. 

Andrea True Album, 
Catalog Repackages, 
Head Buddah Release 

NEW YORK — "More. More. More." the 
Andrea True Connection's premiere 
album heads off the Buddah group's 
album release for June Following the 
single of the same title, the album coin- 
cides with a tour by the artist. The re- 
lease also includes "The Super Disco 
Band." the first album on the Buddah dis- 
tributed Pi Kappa label The band is an 
assemblage of musicians arranged, con- 
ducted and produced by Pi Kappa's 
owner. Paul Kaiser. 

Eleven two-record repackage sets 
complete the release, comprising “The 
Essential Paul Anka." “The Essential 
Charlie Daniels Band." and collec- 
tions of the music of Lena Horne featur- 
ing Gabor Szabo. Steve Goodman, and 
Airto featuring Flora Purim and friends. 
The sets continue with “The Best . . . 
Melanie." and sets covering recordings 
by Sha Na Na. Edwin Hawkins. Buzzy 
Linhart. Brewer & Shipley and Jim 
Dawson 

Diamond s Vegas Debut 

LAS VEGAS — Composer-performer 
Neil Diamond will make his Las Vegas 
debut as the first performer to appear in 
the nearly completed 7.500-seat Aladdin 
Theatre For The Performing Arts on July 
2-4 Diamond will perform one two-hour 
show each night. 

This Las Vegas debut will officially be 
the start of hissummertourofthe United 
States and Canada and will coincide with 
the release of his new Columbia album. 
"Beautiful Noise." 

Tickets for his Aladdin Theatre en- 
gagement will be sold by mail order only, 
by sending a self-addressed stamped en- 
velope to the Aladdin Theatre. P O. Box 
15608 Las Vegas Nev 89114 Tickets 
are $20 and $30 each 

Improv Inks Deal 
With Transatlantic 

BUFFALO - Improv Records has 
licensed Transatlantic Records Ltd. of 
London to manufacture and distribute its 
product in the United Kingdom The first 
UK release under the agreement will be 
"Tony Bennett Sings Life Is Beautiful " 
The multi-year pact covers all Improv 
product, which, in addition to releasing 
Bennett's new recordings, is developing 
a jazz line 


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Perry Bates Lundy Schoen 


CTI Names Perry And Bates — Andre Perry and Ralph Bates have been appointed re- 
gional marketing directors for CTI Records. Perry, who will cover the northwest re- 
gion. was most recently program director of WHUR-FM. Washington. D C . previously 
holding marketing and product management positions at RCA Records, in addition to 
being a promotion manager for CBS Records. 

Bates, who will cover the southern region, was most recently national marketing 
and promotion director for Invictus. Hot Wax and Music Merchant, as well as working 
as east coast regional promotion manager for CBS Records. 


Phonodisc Names Frisoli — John Frisoli has been named vice president of operations 
for Phonodisc Inc. Most recently a consultant to Phonodisc. he has specialized in 
management consulting for the past seven years. 


Lundy Named Al Coury s Executive Assistant At RSO — Janis Lundy has been ap- 
pointed executive assistant to president Al Coury at RSO Records and will work with 
him from the Los Angeles headquarters office in all areas of company activity includ- 
ing marketing, promotion, publicity and A&R. according to Coury, as well as general 
liaison in coordination of RSO music releases with the Phonogram/Polydor/Polydisc 
organization. Ms. Lundy joins Coury after four years with Capitol Records, most re- 
cently as administrative assistant to that label's senior vice president in charge of na- 
tional promotion. 

Schoen Promoted To Nonesuch Post — Stan Schoen has been appointed to the new- 
ly created position of director, marketing, for Nonesuch Records. Schoen. who will 
continue to base his operations in Chicago, will coordinate his activities with Teresa 
Sterne, director of Nonesuch Records and an Elektra vice president: George Steele, 
vice president, marketing; and Stan Marshall national sales director. Ms. Sterne 
added that initial marketing projects following Schoen's appointment will include an 
appraisal of Nonesuch's involvement in tape configurations, with increasing em- 
phasis on tape sales in future sales promotions. Schoen has been with Elektra/ Asy- 
lum/Nonesuch since 1968. when he was appointed regional sales manager for the 
company, based in Chicago 

CBS Promotes Slaughter — Vernon Slaughter has been named to the position of as- 
sociate director of album promotion for special markets for CBS Records. 

Slaughter will be responsible for the development, direction and planning of all 
Columbia. Epic and Associated Labels black album product promotion. 

Slaughter joined CBS Records in 1970 as college representative before graduat- 
ing from the University of Nebraska. In 1973 he joined the special markets staff as 
local promotion manager forthe Baltimore. Washington and Virginia area. 

Cashwest Appoints Hecht — Alan D. Hecht has been named general manager of 
Cashwest Productions to coordinate all staff activities and production work. He has 
been an executive assistant at Lifesong Records 

Krisel Promoted At Disneyland — Gary Krisel has been promoted to national sales 
manager for Disneyland/Vista Records. Currently head of A&R for Disneyland. Krisel 
will now assume responsibility for all domestic record promotion, sales and distribu- 
tion. as well as continuing hisduties in A&R 

Polygram Names Whitmore. Dordal Arthur Whitmore has been named vice presi- 
dent of management information systems for the Polygram Corp.. to manage the 
operation of Polygram's entire computer system. He comes to the company after hav- 
ing held nearly identical positions at Hoffman-LaRoche Inc.. Westinghouse Electric 
Corp. and American Standard. 

Peter Dordal has been appointed director of taxes for Polygram, coming from a 
directorship of tax compliance at Columbia Broadcasting Corp 

Abraham Named Manager Of Industrial Relations For RCA — George Abraham has 
been named manager of industrial relations for the RCA Indianapolis depot. Abraham 
joined RCA Records in June 1974 as manager of security. Prior to joining RCA he 
had spent 22 years with the New York City Police Department, from which he retired 
with the position of supervisor of detectives in the intelligence division 

ABC Appoints Liberatore — Art Liberatore has been named to the position of branch 
manager, Cleveland for ABC Records. Liberatore will be responsible for the 
Cleveland. Detroit. Cincinnati. Pittsburgh and Buffalo markets. Liberatore comes to 
ABC Records after having been vice president sales. MGM Records and prior to that 
regional sales manager. United Artists. 

O’Connor Appointed By ABC Record And Tape - Thomas O'Connor has been named 
financial analyst for ABC Record and Tape Sales Corp He joins the company after 
fouryearsas marketing controller for the Bell and Howell Schools Group in Chicago. 
Young Named By ABC Record And Tape — Peter A. Young has been named chief 
buyer for ABC Record and Tape Sales Corp. Prior to joining the company he was 
head buyer for Southland Distributors in Atlanta, having spent eight years as a buyer 
forthe stereotape division of Ampex Records. 

Mentin Joins Candy Stripe Records — Dave Mentin has been named operations 
manager for Candy Stripe Records. Inc. of Freeport. New York heading all divisions 
in addition to an upcoming retail operation. He comes to the company after 18 years 
as a buyer for the King Karol retail chain. 

Gormanly To ABC Record And Tape — Thomas P. Gormanly has been named director 
of personnel for ABC Record and Tape Sales Corp. He joins the company from 
Kraftco Corp.. where he was personnel manager for six years, previously having been 
employed by P. Lorillard Corp. as employment manager. 


Radio ‘Time Buys’ Effective 
In Election Year Campaigns 

by J.B. Carmide 


LOS ANGELES — Many radio stations, 
of all formats and power, are finding an 
added load to their spot schedules, and 
the extra load is well worth it Stations' 
production rooms will be busier than 
ever until November, a result of the 
thousands of local, congressional, and 
presidential candidates campaigns and 
the radio “time buys” connected with 
making a candidate the victor These 
"time buys" will shoot millions of dollars 
of revenue into what some consider the 
"most effective" campaign medium 

Radio's Potential 

“I feel strongly about radio's potential 
for selling a candidate in the upcoming 
elections." Richard Nelson, director of 
radio/television for the Democratic na- 
tional committee in Washington. DC. 
told Cash Box. “It is certainly a more in- 
timate medium than television Hearing 
a radio spot in your car on the freeway is 
so much different than hearing that same 
spot on television, where sometimes the 
spot reaches a roomful of people or no 
one at all Radio spots for candidates 
provide a one-on-one conversation and 
mobility that tv doesn't necessarily en- 
joy." 

Effective Medium 

CB explored the Republican and 
Democratic National Committees to find 
out what medium would be most effec- 
tive in selling their candidates to the 
voters. And we learned that these com- 
mittees provide more than just advice to 
candidates and their campaign 
managers. 

Forgotten Stepchild 

"Radio may be the forgotten 
stepchild." Nelson continued, remarking 
that its potential has been underestimat- 
ed in recent years But the “comeback” 
may be. according to Nelson, the use of 
both "free" and "bought" radio for can- 
didates. “I feel strongly about both.” 
Nelson said, describing the value of 
"free" radio (actualities of candidates 
used within non-commercial times, like 
newscasts: and public service announce- 
ments concerning something like voter 
registration). Any exposure that's free is. 
of course, invaluable to the candidate. 
Bought' radio is valuable too. You can 
certainly get a more specific audience 
with 'paid for' radio soots The demo- 
graphics are much clearer, with 
sophisticated rating services able to 
show a thorough breakdown of who's 
listening in the time period you buy." 

Congressional Campaigns 

The Democratic Committee is very 
much concerned with congressional as 
well as the presidential campaigns. 
“We'll get calls from the campaign 
managers they want to know our 
philosophy on whom to go to for their 
campaign time buys If we had access to 
the ARBs in their particular area, we 
could calculate that for them." Nelson 
emphasized that the research should be 
done on a local level by local people 
"They know their own markets well, 
because they have lived there. They can 
come to decisions on what medium to 
buy. what time periods and the like, but 
well always be glad to talk with cam- 
paign people and candidates who want 
some advice on a general level." 

More Extensive 

The Republicans have a more ex- 
tensive system According to Norman 
Bishop. RNC's director of communica- 
tions. the committee has "what I believe 
to be the most extensive radio station 
market profiles on record. We have cov- 
erage maos rate cards, formats, station 
personnel names, as well as news direc- 


tors' phone numbers and talk show 
schedules And we have this information 
in thousands of districts that we're con- 
cerned about " 

"I was an avid devotee of broadcast 
journalism coming into the position I now 
hold, and I feel that my background and 
this system that has been set uo will 
serve a successful purpose come elec- 
tion day " Bishop also teaches a cam- 
paign manager course with an overflow 
of people wanting to get into the course 
and learn more about how to effectively 
sell their candidates. And the com- 
munication between candidates and 
managers and the committee is always 
open "We have a field staff . they act 
as consultants in campaigns and provide 
expertise on what medium to buy. what 
time of day to place the spots, etc." 

Radio Uses 

What is the most effective medium to 
use 7 “Radio is." said Bishop, naming 
three reasons. The production is more 
flexible, you can more easily target the 
spots to any audience, and the cost is so 
much lower than a television buy." 

Bishop, like Nelson, pointed out that 
the congressional campaigns are very 
important. “These candidates and their 
campaigns can't always afford television, 
so radio is a natural." The RNC is now do- 
ing a series of"donut" spots (institutional 
spots with an open and close, the middle 
being left open for a local voice or text), 
plus a large actuality campaign. These 
actualities will be news oriented but with 
a political impact, according to Bishop 
And the committee also is furnishing a 
five minute program to about 200 sta- 
tions on a "news value" congressman or 
senator of the week. 

Enhanced Buy 

With the high cost of television time, 
the radio spot buys, especially on a con- 
gressional campaign level, are especially 
enhancing. And it appears that this year, 
in light of the DNC's and RNC's media 
committee spokesmens' comments on 
radio as an effective campaign time buy. 
that radio's political billing will be bigger 
tha n ever. 

Soundstage Renewed 
For Third Season 

CHICAGO — Soundstage. public 
television's contemporary music series, 
has been renewed for its third season on 
more than 230 stations on the PBS 
network. The program is produced at 
Chicago's public television station. 
WTTW-TV. by Ken Ehrlich 

In the past year. Soundstage has 
featured the first televised appearance 
of Bob Dylan in seven years and the first 
televised version of the Down Beat jazz 
awards, featuring jazz artists Sonny 
Rollins. Rahsaan Roland Kirk. George 
Benson. Stanley Clarke. Chick Corea, 
and Quincy Jones. Plans are currently 
underway for a second Down Beat 
awards show Additional programs 
scheduled for the coming season in- 
clude a tribute to Dizzy Gillespie, a 
three-violins show with Jean-Luc Ponty. 
Doug Kershaw and Itzhak Perlman, and 
features starring Roberta Flack and 
Jackson Browne. 

Stepney Dead At 45 

LOS ANGELES — Producer/arranger 
Charles Stepney succumbed to a heart 
attack on Sunday. May 1 7. Stepney. 45. 
had successful associations with such 
artists as Rotary Connection. Ramsey 
Lewis and Earth. Wind & Fire, for whom 
he arranged the last two albums. 


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May 29. 1976 



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May 26_ 
May 27_ 
May 28- 
May 29- 
May 30_ 


—Century Theater, Buffalo, N.Y. 
-Allen Theater, Cleveland, Ohio 
-Civic Center, Saginaw, Mich 


Memorial Aud., Columbus, Ohio 

_RFK Mem. Stadium, Washington, D.C. 


June 1_ 
June 2_ 
June 3_ 
June 4_ 
June 5_ 
June 6_ 
June 8_ 


-Masonic Aud., Detroit, Mich 


-Riverside Theater, Milwaukee, Wise 
-Morris Civic Aud., South Bend, Ind 
-Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, III 


Glen Oak Park Amphitheater, Peoria 

Convention Center, Indianapolis, Ind 

-Ambassador Theater, St, Louis, Mo. (tentative) June 30. 


: June 9 

Memorial Hall, Kansas City, Kan. 


. June 10 

City Aud., Omaha, Neb. 

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Civic Center Arena, St Paul, Minn. 

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Civic Aud., Fargo, N.D. 

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Civic Center. Bismarck. N.D. 


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City Park, New Orleans, La. 



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The WE A Sales Conference held last week in Scottsdale. Arizona, included a night of 


gold from Warner Bros. Records. Local WE A branches and personnel, plus home of- 
fice staff, were awarded gold records in recognition of their outstanding efforts dur- 
ing the last year. Don McGregor (left) and David Urso (right) flank Mo Ostm as he pre- 
sented them each with gold Gary Wright albums. 

Think Tank Effective 
Say industry Participants 


by John Mankiewics 


LOS ANGELES — "It was an incredible 
speech,” declared Barry Bergman, presi- 
dent of the Record Bar chain, referring 
to Stan Cornyn's address to the 1975 
NARM convention entitled "The Day 
Radio Died," Others in the industry were 
affected in much the same way. 

Stan Gortikov, president of the RIAA 
recognized Cornyn's statement as a 
possible catalyst for an industry-wide 
move to expand the record market, to 
pick up new consumer groups, and to re- 
tain the current buyer through the com- 
ing years. Gortikov and the RIAA con- 
vened a meeting of sixteen people in- 
volved in different aspects of the 
industry The session lasted for two days 
— April 31 to May 1 . 1976 — two days of 
intensive talks at the Stanford Court in 
San Francisco 

The structure of the meeting was in- 
formal. The sixteen planners sat 
together, and talked about things as they 


came up. 

"We blue-skyed it," remarked 
Bergman. As someone would throw out 
an idea, well then wed get specific, 
break it down." 

Certainly, the report is specific. There 
are twenty-two main categories that are 
divided, again, into subdivisions. 

“There are no facts that aren't in the 
report." Gortikov told Cash Box. "We 
sent it out (the report; to all RIAA mem- 
bers. and we'll keep the industry in- 
formed as we continue to refine and ex- 
pand ” 

The planners not only consisted of ev- 
erybody from record company 
executives to those involved in retail and 
rack operations but people involved in 
every phase of those positions. 

"We want to stress the all-industry 
aspect of this expansion project." 
Gortikov continued "All aspects of the 

continued on pg. 76 


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Youth Market „ , 

buyer often experienced and shared 
music as a part of the lifestyle This disin- 
tegration often occurs when a buyer 
leaves school, thus changing his lifestyle 
and Durchasing priorities. 

* Given the total population, too few 
people are buying too many records 
each. 

* The industry should freshly focus on 
the psychological factors which underlie 
interest in music and/or record acquisi- 
tion. identity, envy. love, collecting, shar- 
ing. youth association, sexuality, 
masculinity, femininity, fantasy fulfill- 
ment, emotional outlet and sensory and 
physical immersion in sound and beat 

* All potential customers need to be 
made to feel comfortable with recorded 
music in all its forms. Even a small 
percentile change can have drastic 
dollar impact on the industry, 

* The target is not the adult market 
but the "after-youth” market The current 
heavy buyers are getting older and their 
musical tastes are mellowing, but re- 
maining contemporary 

* The industry is trying to sell 
something that radio is giving away. 

Music, Artists, Product The major 
focus of the project should be on current 
and contemporary artists, as ODposed to 
former hit artists. 

* Many pop acts make music that 
could be acceptable to older audiences 
(such as the Eagles) but these audiences 
are not exposed to this music. 

* Merchandising should be related to 
the familiarity of a hit song and should 
linkthat song to the album. 

* Broadcast media such as "mellow 
sound" radio and TV shows should be 
monitored for musical ideas which ap- 
peal to older audiences. 

* Insight can be gained from in-person 
sellouts of artists such as Frank Sinatra. 
Tony Bennett and Wayne Newton, 
whose record sales are marginal. 

* The possibilities of having new 
artists do older songs and vice versa 
should be explored. 

Merchandising 

Merchandising and Advertising An 

important aspect of merchandising is the 
idea that youth and fun have implicit as- 
sociations with music. 

* A theme should be developed, such 
as 1 ) "When was the last time you bought 
a record 9 " 2) "Do your ears a favor" or 3) 
"Your best entertainment is in your 
home.” 

* The value aspect of recordings is un- 
derexploited Albums cost less than 
movies for two Also gift tie-ins with 
holidays have been underexploited - 
the idea that albums are "the best gift un- 
der $5” should be promoted Also the 
idea of selling records like Candygrams. 
using a toll-free 800 number, should be 
explored 

* Efforts should be made to increase 
the editorial space given to recordings in 
newspapers. The possibility of creating 
an industry-sponsored Sunday supple- 
ment donated solely to information of re- 
cordings and audio equipment should be 
explored. Most record ads are placed in 
Sunday papers while most buying is 
done on other days. Advertising in the 
entertainment sections should be tried 

* Merchandising should focus more 
on the "RIAA gold record award." which 
has a recognition factor among many 
older potential customers Also, con- 
sideration should be given to developing 
objective charts which could be used as 
are best seller lists for books. 

* Other products which have been 
youth-oriented and which face similar 
problems in holding customers of ad- 
vancing age should be researched Ad- 
vertising agencies which have been suc- 


cessful with products aligned with the 
youth lifestyle (such as Levis; should be 
considered for this oroiect 

* Many adults who refuse to enter a re- 
cord store do respond to mail order cam- 
paigns. such as those by Time-Life and 
K-Tel. These should be studied Labels 
should expand their mail merchandising 
efforts. 

* Radio advertising should be cor- 
related with stations playing the ad- 
vertised records. 

* Fresh emohasis should be out on re- 
aching older buyers through tape deck 
sales and tape merchandising. Attempts 
should be made to involve the auto in- 
dustry in such a oroiect, 

* Every purchaser of new stereo 
equipment is a potential customer for re- 
cords. Cooperation between industries is 
essential 

* Other areas to be investigated are 
the use of inner sleeves, shake-out cards 
in albums and sampler albums Also the 
success of the Peter Lemongello cam- 
paign should be studied 

Sales. Marketing 

Sales, Marketing, Distribution — Direct 
communication between manufacturers, 
retailers and wholesalers could help by 
providing details on goals and product. 
Yet there is opposition on this from re- 
tailers and wholesalers Record com- 
pany salesmen should also be re- 
oriented Action by manufacturers to in- 
crease floor traffic to retailers may be 
preferable to contributing to co-op ads 

* Innovative ideas have often come 
from unusual sources. Pirates have 
opened truck stops and swap meets to 
sales of illegal recordings; some of these 
outlets could perhaps be legitimized 

Re-Thinking 

Point Of Sale Retailers need to re- 
think organization of categories of 
albums so that the new buyer is not con- 
fused Also store staffs should be 
schooled and motivated to give special 
attention and treatment to new buyers to 
make them more comfortable. 

* Several musical environments could 
be set up within one store, each de- 
signed to be a comfortable atmosphere 
ffor the customer whose musical tastes 
are represented by the product Also 
automatic stock replenishment may be 
necessary to prevent new buyers from 
not being able to find what they want on- 
ce they have come into a store. 

* Many older customers are familiar 
with a hit song rather than the artist or 
the album. Signs at the point of sale with 
changeable lettering might be used, with 
a message such as “Hit song in this LP is 

Signs should also feature album 
cover 

* Many older customers cannot be 
lured into a record store or department 
Therefore, attempts should be made to 
move the point of sale to places where 
they do go. such as the supermarket, gas 
stations. TV screen. Door to door sales as 
well as tie-ins with fund raising organiza- 
tions should be considered. 

* Many iunior clothing departments in 
department stores use an audio setup to 
play music as part of the youthful en- 
vironment Tie-ins with the record de- 
partment on the records played may be 
useful. Expanding this practice to de- 
partments frequented by older 
customers should be tried 

* Supplemental locations in stores 
with "hidden" record departments and 
displays featuring records should be 
used in other departments Also, there 
may be opportunities to cross merchan- 
dise records with video disks in the 
future 

Pricing 

Pricing - Each comoany should in- 
dependently establish its own pricing 
policies. Mid-priced lines may appeal to 

continued on pg. 76 


14 


May 29 1976 



Charles Stepney. 

Sadly, it is his untimely death that allows us to acknowledge to you 
now the inspiration he brought to us— as our co-producer, arranger, 
songwriter and friend. 

Our gratitude for having known, 
shared and created with him. 

Earth, Wind & Fire 



HELEN REDDY OPENS IN LAS VEGAS — Capitol recording star Helen Reddy opened 
her show in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Hotel to sellout audiences and fine reviews. 
Offering best wishes on opening night were numerous friends and Capitol ex- 
ecutives. Pictured here are ( l-r ) Rupert Perry. Capitol's vice president and general 
manager, A&R; Jeff Wald, Helen's husband and manager ; Helen; Jim Mazza, vice 
president, marketing; and Dan Davis, vice president, merchandising/creative ser- 
vices/advertising/publicity. 


Record Division Sales Figures , r ? 


The ranking of the labels by their rec- 
ord divisions is essentially the same as 
one reported exclusively by Cash Box 
(Feb 14). In that report, a maior account- 
ing firm, Price. Waterhouse, analyzed the 
1974 record division sales of the major 
labels. In the past year, though. MCA has 
edged ahead of Capitol as the fourth 
largest record division, behind CBS. WC 1 
and ABC. which remained in the same 
positions. Additionally. Columbia Pic- 
tures. which wasn't ranked by the ac- 
counting firm, comes on as having the 
7th largest record division with $30 


million in sales last year RCA. of course, 
belong somewhere on the list, as would 
privately owned and foreign based com- 
panies. who do not reveal their sales 
figures. 

I n commenting of their figures, a 
Transamerica spokesman indicated that 
the drop off in sales in 1973 came when 
the company sold their distribution arm. 
UDC. to Polygram. Most of the other 
figures, which indicate the degree and 
rate of growth for each of the company's 
record divisions, are reflective of the 
respective fortunes of those companies 


5 YEAR SALES ANALYSIS OF 
PUBLIC COMPANIES RECORD DIVISIONS 



1975 

1974 

1973 

1972 

1971 

CBS 

484.3 

420.4 

349 5 

312.3 

276 2 

Warner Comm. Inc. 

313.8 

291.7 

236.0 

214 5 

170.9 

ABC 

157.4 

143.9 

106.5 

82.5 

87 3 

MCA 

137.9 

126.7 

86.7 

69 9 

82 7 

Capitol Ind. — EMI 

120.3 

135.8 

124.2 

1112 

118 9 

Transamerica 

98.7 

102.0 

107.0 

1116 

88.0 

Columbia Pictures, Inc 

30.1 

22.5 

26.0 

24 8 

18 0 

20th Century Fox 
Film Corp. 

17 9 

16.1 

7.7 

2.1 

2.0 

Yearly Total 

1,360.4 

1,259.1 

1,043.6 

928.9 

844.0 


(All figures expressed in millions of dollars) Source: Company reports 



FAR OUT EVENING — There was a major outpouring of music industry executives and 
entertainment personalities at “The Welcome Artie Party" for new UA Records presi- 
dent Artie Mogul! hosted by Jerry Goldstein and Steve Gold of Far Out Productions. 
More than 500 people made it to the roof of Gold-Goldstein's penthouse apartment 
building for the indoor-outdoor fete. Highlights included VIP souvenir T-shirts (“I At- 
tended ‘The Welcome Artie Party' ") and, for Mogul I. a California State Senate 
Resolution commending his career and achievements in the field of music. It came as 
a surprise to the UA prexy, introduced in the Senate by Sen. Alan Robbins and un- 
veiled during the party by TV-radio personality Gary Owens. Cash Box Publisher 
George Albert ( right I and television’s "Fonz," Henry Winkler, were among the 
celebrants present to salute Mogul I (center). 


Youth Market „ « 

new buyers, but not with older weak pro- 
duct There may be a need to neutralize 
the observation by new buyers that re- 
cords didn't used to cost that much 

Radio Airplay should be monitored 
for insight into the tastes of older au- 
diences More contact with stations 
formerly thought to be marginally impor- 
tant may be necessary Radio ads 
between 10:00 a m and 3:00 p.m may 
reach housewives at cheaper rates 

Packaging Graphics Packaging 
must attract the buyer and inform him. as 
well as cause him to buy. Holiday 
packaging should be used more 

Equipment The record industry 
must embrace the audio equipment in- 
dustry. Each audio customer is an im- 
mediate potential record customer 

* The audio industry forecasts a 35% 
sales increase by 1980. two-thirds of the 
equipment now bought is for the use of 
people 35 or over, an ideal match with 
the goals of the project. 

* The cassette trend is growing, as is 
eight-track home duplication. 

* Strong campaigns are needed on 
needle replacement by the needle in- 
dustry. 

Configurations 

Configurations Tape may have a 
large appeal to people who don't buy re- 
cords. 

* Singles should not be dismissed as 
strictly youth items; their promotional 
value must be recognized 

Intra-company Action Because of 
the unique nature of the goals of the pro- 


Think Tank fr u 

industry can become beneficiaries, so all 
aspects can become participants. '' 

Vic Faraci. vice president/director of 
marketing for WEA. talked about the in- 
itial meeting in San Francisco and his 
hopes for the future of the Market Ex- 
pansion Project 

"The first meeting was very good.'' 
Faraci declared "It was an opportunity to 
brainstorm, a real think tank session We 
threw out a lot of crazy ideas, it didn't 
matter how impractical they were Every- 
thing got discussed ." 

Pete Johnson director of general 
managers for Warner Brothers, was sur- 
prised by the success of that first meet- 
ing' 

"The tone of the discussion seemed 
pertinent to the problem." Johnson ex- 
plained. "There was legitimate coopera- 
tion from people who are usually very 
competitive with each other. All points 
discussed were germane in suggesting 
an area to explore I got the feeling," 

House Study , r , 

manpower, even though they knew the 
damage problem was severe. "You have 
to have been blind to walk through the 
plant and not see it," he claimed 

Mai I Trashing 

Richard Coffman, also fired because of 
mail trashing at the Atlanta BMC where 
he was general manager, seconded Aus- 
senberg s claim that high-level manage- 
ment knew what was going on "Postal 
officials were well aware of the damage 
problem." he said He noted that in 
Atlanta a new facility was opened to han- 
dle damaged mail alone "I know they 
were aware." 

Both managers claimed innocence of 
wrong-doing, and felt they were scape- 
goats in high-level power plays. This 
week, more victims of NBMS — record 
and book clubs — will present their side 
to the subcommittee chaired by Charles 
Wilson (D.-Cal ). 

Unveiled Plan 

Former Postmaster General Winton 
Blount, anxious to build something - 


gram, many of which go against the 
status quo, routine treatment can doom 
the project. The program demands 
change Within a record company, 
perhaps the most useful individual to the 
project would be an interested product 
manager. Special attention will also be 
necessary in the areas of A&R, market- 
ing. promotion and merchandising 
Further Plans 

The elements of the summary will next 
be "refined into an actionable form." 
From that, a plan will be developed to be 
cost estimated and then tested, accord- 
ing to the summary. The "refinement" 
will be done by a committee which will 
include representatives from "a broader 
group of companies." and will be 
coordinated by the president of the 
RIAA An advertising/marketing firm will 
be selected and the business school of a 
university may be asked to develop a 
parallel plan When costs for a test pro- 
gram have been estimated, they will be 
submitted to the companies involved for 
funding participation If funding is ob- 
tained test programs will be monitored 
by the committee. If the test programs 
are effective, national implementation 
will be developed. Companies will again 
be encouraged to contribute "voluntari- 
ly" towards the national program. 
Participation will not be limited to RIAA 
members, according to the report. The 
timetable for these further steps, accord- 
ing to the committee, are as follows: re- 
finement of the plan in June and July, 
selection of agencies and cost pro- 
posals July through September, im- 
plementation of test programs in early 
1977 

Johnson added, “that a lot of the people 
involved had undertaken considerable 
advance planning forthe meeting." 

"We've been planning for years," stat- 
ed Barry Grieff. director of merchandis- 
ing for A&M "We've been trying for 
some time now to find new techniques, 
new avenues of merchandising. Most of 
them, however, cost a lot of money," he 
admitted, "but would be extremely effec- 
tive industry-wide It s all in the report." 

Grieff brought up an interesting point, 
with reference to an A&M artist. "Peter 
Frampton. for example, has sold two 
million units. Who knows," he queried, 
“whether there are ways to merchandise 
that record for another two million units? 
How can we know if we've maximized 
sales?" 

Grieff told Cash Box that he was excit- 
ed about the project. "I hope to be in- 
volved in it all the way through.” he said, 
“in terms of final decisions as to how to 
merchandise records. ” 

Gil Freisen. executive vice president 

continued on pg 29 

"anything." according to Assistant 
Postmaster General For Bulk Mail Edgar 
Brower — unveiled the NBMS plan in 
1971 NBMS was to centralize bulk mail 
processing into 21 major plants, and 12 
auxiliary plants, all highly mechanized. 

Cost-benefit analyses were not con- 
ducted, and there is little documentation 
about why this particular system was 
chosen Says Brower. "The new 
management team did everything on the 
back of an envelope' and eschewed stan- 
dard government traceability pro- 
cedures." 

Not surprisingly, contracts to build 
four of the processing facilities were 
awarded to Blount Brothers Corporation, 
a construction firm owned by the former 
Postmaster General . 

Prototype 

"We were critical of the concept right 
when it was announced." says sub- 
committee staffer Gould "We said they 
should test a prototype first, and pattern 
the system after the competition. ” 

United Parcel Service (UPS), the main 
competitor, is much less mechanized 
continued on pg. 29 


16 


May 29. 1976 


People in all areas of music, R&B, Pop, Country, and 

MOR, have made the songs of 

JimVfeatherly 

true classics -both aesthetically and 
as top of the chart hits. Songs like: 

“Neither One of Us 

(Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye)” 

“The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me” 

“Midnight Train To Georgia” 

“Between Her Goodbye & My Hello” 

“Love Finds It’s Own Way” 

“Where Peaceful Waters Flow” 

“The Need To Be” 

“111 Still LoveYou” 

“Roses & Love Songs” 

“Farthest Thing From My Mind” 

“ Like Old Times Again” 

“Just EnoughTo Make Me Stay” 

“Finer Things In Life” 

Now ABC Records is proud to announce the release of: 

“ (Apples Wont Grow In) Colorado Snow” 

(ABC 12193) 


The debut single from JimWeatherly s new album: 

The People Some People Choose To Love 




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LEE OSKAR ( United Artists U A XW 807-Yi 

BLT (3:33) (Far Out/!kke-Bad Music — ASCAP) (G 

Errico. L. Oskar) 

Lee Oskar is the harmonica player from War. and 
with this first single from his "Lee Oskar" LP he 
establishes himself as a recording entity to be 
reckoned with on hisown. The tune is light, filled with 
good feeling, and should get major play on AM and 
FM pop stations. His harp playing is phenomenal. 

THE TUBES (A&M 1826) 

Don't Touch Me There (3:20) (Lucky Pork — ASCAP) 
(Nagle. Dorknocker) 

This tune, already getting heavy airplay, is about 
teenage lust and passion, about the sparks that fly 
when leather jacket rivets rub together The fifties 
styled melody is full of original hook lines. A funny 
and moving song, both at the same time. FM and AM. 

DAN FOGELBERG (Full Moon/Epic 4-50234) 

Old Tennessee (3:07) (Hickory Grove — ASCAP) (D 
Fogelberg) 

Certainly Fogelberg's following is now too large to 
be considered a cult, and this single will aid in 
broadening his appeal A unique folk stylist, he runs 
through this ballad with a classy attitude. The finger- 
picked acoustic guitars add a nice touch A definite 
add for all FM and MOR radio stations. 

LYNYRD SKYNYRD (MCA 40565) 

Gimme Back My Bullets (3:28) (Duchess/Get Loose — 
BMI) (G. Rossington. R. Van Zant) 

The title song from their recent LP has finally been 
released in single form — it's a knockout. This is 
powerhouse Southern rock at its best. The tune really 
kicks along, the vocals are driving and the guitars pro- 
vide succinct punctuation For AM and FM radio. 

ROD STEWART (Mercury 73802) 

What's Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made A Loser 

Out Of Me) (2:45) (A! Gall ico BMI) (G. Sutton) 

From their recent Best of Rod Stewart package 
Mercury has released this tune as a single. It s a good 
choice Stewart's smokey voice wraps itself around 
this barroom ballad Should get some serious FM 
airplay. Great mandolin back-up adds a certain pleas- 
ing flavor. 

DAVID RUFFIN (Motown M 1 393F) 

Everything's Coming Up Love (2:57) (Warner-Tamer- 
lane/Van McCoy/Ocean Blue — BMI) (V McCoy) 

A lovely string section kicks off this tune, produced 
by Van McCoy. Ruffin's voice carries the melody with 
strength and grace Definitely an immediate add at all 
R&B stations A strong follow-up to “Heavy Love, 
this should cross pop with ease 

BEN E. KING (Atlantic 45-3337) 

I Betcha Didn't Know That (3:12) (Moonsong/East. 
Memphis. Two-Night - BMI) (S Dees. F Knight) 
King’s voice seems to cut through everything and 
get to the heart of the matter This time it's a love 
song with a really full and pleasing arrangement. His 
voice works well, and is complemented by the back- 
ing vocals. R&B and pop play is mandatory. 

FI REFALL (Atlantic 45-3333) 

Livin' Ain’t Livin' (3:20) (Stephen Stills - BMI) ( R 
Roberts) 

Rick Roberts, a major force in this new band, has 
written a hook-filled rock tune The album is bulleting 
its way up the charts, and the single should have the 
same success. Harmonies are excellent and em- 
phasize the good melody. Nice horn work will give 
the tune an extra push. 

BLUE MAGIC (Atco 45-7052) 

Freak-N-Stein (3:08) (Wimot/Fridays Child BMI) 
(B. Eli. Len Barry) 

This is a burning hot R&B and pop offering from 
Blue Magic. The pun is played a little too hard, 
perhaps, but it all works The horn charts power the 
slick arrangement. Should be a disco smash too; the 
beat finds a groove and never lets up. 

MAN (MCA 40539) 

Out Of Your Head (3:1 1 ) (Unart - BMI ) (Leonard) 

From the “Welsh Connection" LP. Man has come up 
with a unique rocker The melody seems supended in 
air over an extremely strong rhythm track; this lends 
itself to a really deep sound Look for this to show up 
on FM progressive lists. 



JOHNNIE TAYLOR (Columbia 3-10334) 

Somebody's GettirY It (3:58) (Groovesviile/Conquistador — ASCAP) (C. Jones. C 
Colter. D Davis) 

The only holder of a platinum record for singles this year has made a funky, in- 
telligent follow up to "Disco Lady.” The chorus is a tremendous hook, repeating 
the title, and Taylor squeezes a lot of emotion into the verses This should achieve 
the same success as the last song, strong charts across the board. 


THE BEACH BOYS (Reprise/Brother RPS 1 354) 

Rock And Roll Music (2:26) (Arc — BMI) (C. Berry) 

The Beach Boys are back with a tune that will grace all AM airwaves throughout 
the entire summer. Brian Wilson's production is carefully constructed around the 
skeleton of Chuck Berry's original hit. Those voices and harmonies are evident 
full-force — the song really moves. Flip: The TM Song (1:34). 


BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS (Island IS 060) 

Roots, Rock, Reggae (2:57) (Tuff Gong — ASCAP) (B Marley) 

"Hey Mr Music, sure sound good to me." Marley sings, and this tune fits right in. 
Marley and the Wailers are gathering fans with speed, and their music is only get- 
ting better This reggae tune is aided by a strong saxophone, and this just might be 
the song that breaks the band into the AM marketplace. 


SHEER ELEGANCE (ABC 12194) 

Life Is Too Short Girl (2:22) (N Y. Times — BMI) (H. 
Watkins) 

This is a shuffle kind of ballad, the drums keep 
pushing, and the result is a fine MOR and pop tune 
Sheer Elegance isn't called that for nothing — their 
harmonies and arrangement are just that: elegant A 
very smooth offering, this should show fast in radio 
play and sales. 

TODD RUNDGREN (Bearsville/WB BSS 0309) 

Good Vibrations (3:44) (Irving — BMI) f B Wilson. M 
Love) 

From his brand new "Faithful" LP. Rundgren 
reproduces the Beach Boys tune with uncanny flair. 
The original tracks have been reproduced exactly, 
right down to the fender bass, but Todd's ever- 
present style makes this his own. Should get a lot of 
AM summer airplay. 

SCORPIONS (RCA JB 10691) (In Trance (3:12) (Sun- 
bury — ASCAP) (R. Schenker, K. Meine) 

Carefully phrased guitar licks, set in a minor key, 
kick off this classy tune that really puts you in a 
trance. The melody is haunting. Strictly an instrumen- 
tal, this showcases some virtuoso guitar playing. A 
break occurs, involving two guitars in unison vo ic- 
ings This should be an FM favorite. 

SILVER (Arista AS 0189) 

Wham Bam Shang-A-Lang (3:32) (Colgems — 
ASCAP) (R. Geils) 

If the voice sounds familiar, it's because John Bat- 
dorf is an integral part of this band. The tune is a rock 
ballad that leans heavily (and rightly so) on slick 
harmony work All of these guys can sing, and this 
song is filled with AM hooks. The production is by 
Clive Davis and Tom Sellers. The chorus will stay in 
your head for a long time. 

WILD CHERRY f Epic 8-50225) 

Play That Funky Thing (3: 1 2) (Bema/Blaze — ASCAP) 
(R Parissi) 

The title is apt — this is based on a catchy funk riff. 
The singing is varied and interesting, as is the melody 
line. A lot of energy here, which will, along with the 
driving guitar solo, carry this onto virtually every R&B 
playlist. "At first it wasn't easy." they sing, "changing 
rock 'n' rollers' minds." This will help. 

CHARLIE VAN DYKE (United Artists UA XW 810) 

The Flag (3:10) (Unart — BM!) (S.L. DeLove. J 
Haskell) 

"I believe that we are not waving our flag enough.” 
says Charlie Van Dyke, pd at KHJ. He asks a Sot of 
rhetorical questions about that flag and the Bible, and 
encourages Americans to celebrate the bicentennial. 
He's backed by big-band patriotic music, and this 
should hit the airwaves strong by July 4. 

MILLS & CO. (Ranwood R-1058) 

Woman (3:05) (Able/Jon Mills — ASCAP) (John Mills) 
In case you were wondering. John Mills is a direct 
descendant of a Mills Brother, and this tune shows 
that good style can be inherited. Two part harmonies 
are real catchy here The melody is strong, and this 
should hit hard in MOR and pop markets throughout 
the country 


DR. HOOK (Capitol P4280) 

A Little Bit More (2:56) (Bygosh — ASCAP) (B. Gosh) 
This is a slow, languorous love ballad. The lead 
singer of the band has an expressive, rough-edged 
voice that's enhanced by the sensitive backing 
vocals. The band had a big hit with "Only 16” and this 
should broaden an already firmly established pop 
reputation. 

RONNIE & THE DIRTRIDERS (RCA JH 1 06§1 ( 

Yellow Van (3:1 5) (Don Kirshner — BMI) (R. Dante. G. 
Allan) 

Ron Dante is Ronnie, and Dante has been involved 
with Barry Manilow production work. As a good twist. 
Manilow arranged this tune. and. apparently, they've 
ail been listening to old Beach Boys records. More, 
though, this is a tight, rhythmic song about a van. and 
should receive a tremendous amount of summer AM 
airply. Comes complete with engine sound effects. 

SARAH JANE (Annuit Coeptis A 201 ) 

I Wanna Be Loved By You (3:15) (Iller/Siae) (South. 
Tavernese) 

A disco tune from this young singer. The tracks are 
well-produced, and the melody is catchy, unusual for 
a disco song The dancing beat is strong, as are the 
vocals. The cut builds to a tension, then relaxes, then 
builds again. Should get some R&B play as well. 

WALTER MURPHY & THE BIG APPLE BAND (Private 
Stock PS 45,073) 

A Fifth Of Beethoven (3:02) (RFT — BMI) (W. Murphy) 
A disco arrangement of Beethoven's most famous 
four notes, this is shooting straight up the charts. The 
strings work well and emphasize the dancing hook in 
those four notes. 

VENUS (Columbia 3-10341) 

Madison 76 (3:30) (Satellite — BMI) (J. Lane. R. 
Muller) 

Arranged by Brass Construction’s Randy Muller, 
the song has the full disco punch. The band's 
harmonies are professional, and merge well with the 
strong string tracks. Horns give the tune an added 
kick Disco and R&B programmers should check this 
one out! 

LITTLE BEAVER (Tom Cat 2003) 

Little Girl Blue (3:17) (Sherlyn — BM!) (B. Wright. W. 
Hale. W. Clarke) 

A screaming synthesizer (maybe a human voice!) 
starts this tune energetically and forces you to listen. 
Little Beaver has a terrific sou! voice, and throughout 
this ballad he refrains from flash and goes for sub- 
stance. Should be a big R&B request. Tasteful guitar 
licks serve as fills between verses. 

ENGLAND DAN AND JOHN FORD COLEY (Big Tree/- 
Atlantic BT 16069) 

I’d Really Love To See You Tonight (2:36) (Dawn- 
breaker— BMI) (Parker McGee) 

These two have sweet pop voices. This is a lament- 
ing love song, based ona smooth arrangement. This 
up-tempo ballad should get a lot of MOR and pop 
airplay. 


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QUEEN'S NEWEST HIT-BOUND SINGLE 


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TOGETHER - Johnny & Edgar Winter — Blue 
TLy PI 34033 — Producers: Johnny & Edgar 

Winter - List: 6.98 

In this incredible live performance by these 
two good reasons for why Texas is so big. the 
brothers Winter rock your ever-lovin' socks off! 
Included are many great soul tunes which cer- 
tainly bring back welcome memories — “Harlem 
Shuffle. " Sam and Dave's immortal “Soul Man" 
and the Righteous Brothers’ "You've Lost That 
Lovin' Feelin " are but a few of the goodies. 
There's a little something foreveryone on this LP 
and of course Rick Derringer lends a hand in one 
of the hottest rock & roll medleys around. 




BALLS OF FIRE - Black Oak Arkansas — MCA 
2199 - Producers: Black Oak Arkansas - List: 
6.98 

Crusty rock n roll and Black Oak Arkansas are 
synonymous terms. To prove a point the boys 
have laid down some of the meanest tracks ever 
on "Balls of Fire." Jim Dandy is at his dirty best 
when backed by the lucious star of Grey Ghost. 
Ms Ruby Starr on cuts like Bob Segers 
"Ramblin' Gamblin' Man" and "Fistful of Love " 
Several shots at the AM market include the 
aforementioned Seger cover plus a red-hot 
version of the rock n roll classic. "Great Balls of 
Fire " 


NATURAL GAS - Natural Gas - Private Stock 
PS 2011 - Producer: Felix Pappalardi - List: 
6.98 

Covering some solid ground from rock to mov- 
ing ballads and quite a bit in between, this LP is 
indeed a natural gas! The rich sounds generated 
by the superb musicianship displayed herein are 
j only made richer and more substantial by the 
j production work of the rock master, Felix Pap- 
palardi Both AM. pop and FM progressive 
markets will find much to be pleased with here — 
"Little Darlm' " and 1 The Right Time" are both 
sure shots in the pop vein while the entire album 
will find a happy home on the progressive 
airwaves. 




NEW RIDERS - New Riders Of The Purple Sage 
- MCA 2196 - Producer: Bob Johnson - List: 
6.98 

Real live country rock is something that 
N R P S does very well. Their harmonies are 
country as are the smooth pedal steel licks, but 
the rhythm tracks and the guitar work belie their 
rock roots. The overall feel is definitely one of 
foot-tappin' goodness and their cover of the Jag- 
ger-Richards tune. "Dead Flowers." is proof 
positive. “She's Looking Better Every Beer” is a 
very “up" tune, while Chuck Berry's "You Never 
Can Tell" is also a prime mover. AM program- 
mers keep an eye on "Fifteen Days Under The 
Hood.” 


RASPBERRIES BEST FEATURING ERIC 
CARMEN — The Raspberries — Capitol ST-11524 
- List: 6.98 

Capitol has gone all the way with this collec- 
tion of Raspberries hits. What did The Raspber- 
ries give us anyhow? Well they gave us around 
half a decade of some of the slickest pop music 
ever to be heard, then of course, they gave us 
Eric Carmen. This LP tells their story in word and 
song — the liner notes begin on the front cover, 
continue on the back cover and continue some 
more on the inside sleeve, relating the whole 
story of how the group did what it did This col- 
lection will prove to be invaluable to both AM 
and FM programmers and should also be a great 
merchandising tool 

SEED OF MEMORY - Terry Reid - ABC ABCD 
935 — Producer: Graham Nash - List: 6.98 

It's been awhile since we’ve heard from Terry 
Reid, and this LP was sure worth the wait. Reid 
shows a much mellower side which reflects a 
subtle country influence. There is a strong self- 
confidence exerted in the tunes which range 
from the up-tempo feel of "Oooh Baby (Make Me 
Feel So Young)" to the light jazz posturings of 
"Fooling You" and this album will be a strong 
shot in the FM arena 



EVERYBODY COME OUT — Stanley Turrentine — 
Fantasy F-9508 - Producers: Orrin Keepnews, 
Stanley Turrentine — List: 6.98 

Turning in fine jazz renditions of some popular 
tunes Stanley Turrentine proves undisputably 
that he is truly deserving of his reputation as a 
leading jazz tastemaker. His cover of the Eric 
Carmen smash hit. "All By Myself." is very tasty 
as is his treatment of the lOcc hit. "I'm Not In 
Love" Turrentine's superb sax work is finely de- 
fined by the string arrangements in this effort 
which is sure to please jazz. MOR and easy 
listening venues equally 



ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTES - Pleasure - Fan- 
tasy F-9506 — Producer: Wayne Henderson — 
List: 6.98 

Pure, clean funk. The horns are tight, the 
clavinet crunchy, the vocals float lightly on a 
strong rhythm section — and there’s no overkill 
The fine work of these players is brought 
dramatically to the fore via the ultra-clean pro- 
duction work of Wayne Henderson The tunes 
will find immediate success in the R&B market 
with the pop and progressive markets soon to 
follow. Pop programmers will like the feel of "I'm 
Mad." 


GONE TOO LONG — Don Nix — Cream CR 1001 
- Producer: Don Nix - List: 6.98 

Don Nix reasserts his near-legendary pres- 
ence in this debut effort for the new Cream label 
All of the tunes save two were penned by Nix — 
the exceptions are his interpretive covers of The 
Byrds’ "Feel A Whole Lot Better" and The 
Stones' "Backstreet Girl." In applying his unique 
abilities to the wide range of musical genres 
represented here. Nix shows himself to be quite 
adept in all venues — from his roots in southern 
rock to the old "Dust My Broom” school blues in- 
terpretation. A strong FM shot. 




WONDERFUL TO BE ALIVE - The Dixie Hum- 
mingbirds — ABC PLP-59226 — Producer: Ira 
Tucker, Sr. — List: 6.98 

Gospel can be a very entertaining medium — 
that's a fact that the Dixie Hummingbirds are out 
to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt. Their 
songs tell a story, sure, that's the beauty of the 
gospel venue, but the anecdotes, the harmonies 
and the superb musicianship are important ele- 
ments in this material which cannot be ignored 
Our favorites include "Every Shut Eye" and 
"Swing Low." 


ALL THINGS IN TIME - Lou Rawls - Philadel- 
phia International PZ 33957 - Producers: 
Various - List 6.98 

This effort by the dynamic Lou Rawls not only 
showcases his undisputable talent, but it also dis- 
plays the production and arranging talents of 
such notables as Gamble & Huff. Bobby Martin 
and Jack Faith. The tunes reveal Lou in all possi- 
ble emotional states with a fine musical continu- 
ity tying it all together to produce a strong shot i n 
the R&B market with good possibilities for cross- 
over potential. Watch "You're The One" and 
"Pure Imagination." 




WALT DISNEY’S PETER PAN - Original Sound- 
track — Disneyland 1206 - List: 6.98 

This LP is a complete collection of all of the in- 
fectious melodies from the Walt Disney fantasy 
feature "Peter Pan " The songs have become an 
important part of every child's life, from the main 
title tune “The Second Star To The Right." to the 
lighthearted humor of "Never Smile At A 
Crocodile ” All of the songs on this album help to 
encourage children to use their imagination in a 
creative way, and that ain't bad! 


20 


May 29 1976 




ACCEPTED 



The album is “Young And Rich” (SP 4580). 
The band is The Tubes. And the word, very 
definitely, is “acceptance’.’ Wherever you go. 

Chart Acceptance 

“Young And Rich” is already a bulleted Hot 
100 album in Billboard , a strong upward 
mover in Record World and a 50-place chart 
jumper in Cash Box. 

Airplay Acceptance 

R&R places “Young And Rich” among the 
country’s top dozen albums in its Album Air- 
play/40 feature. Billboard spotlights its nation- 
al Top Requests/Airplay status. Record 
Worlds FM Airplay Report calls the new 
Tubes “Most Active" while Cash Box ranks it 
number 21 among the nation’s most added 
albums. And “Young And Rich” is all over 
Walrus as both a Radio and Retail Future. FM 
giants like KLOS-Los Angeles and WNEW- 


New York are firmly convinced that the future 
is The Tubes, and that the future is now. 

Sales Acceptance 

Overwhelming airplay acceptance has 
been followed by a quick, broad sales 
response. Not just in the traditional S. F./ 
Phoenix heart of The Tubes action, but also 
in Detroit, Cleveland, Chicago, Buffalo, 
Philadelphia, Boston and St. Louis. Accep- 
tance that runs up to five times the album’s 
initial orders. 

Quick Acceptance 

And it’s all happened for The Tubes in the 
space of just one month. You really have to 
give ’em credit for that. 

THE TUBES, 
"YOUNG AND RICH” 

Produced by Ken Scott sp4580 


DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT. 



HOT... ON A&M RECORDS AND TAPES. 



NAL ALBUM ACTION 


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WEST 

(California, Seattle, Portland) 

1. TOWER OF POWER 
2 HEART 
3. HALL & OATES 
4 LEON RUSSELL 

5. BLACKMORE S RAINBOW 

6. LEE OSKAR 

7. TODDRUNDGREN 

8. CHOCOLATE MILK 
9 FIREFALL 

10. ROD STEWART 

11. PABLO CRUISE 

12. J.D. SOUTHER 

13. MICHAEL PINDER 

14. DOROTHY MOORE 

15. SONS OF CHAMPLIN 


NORTH CENTRAL 
(Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, 
Kansas, N. & S. Dakota) 

1. NEIL SEDAKA 

2. DONNY & MARIE OSMOND 

3. SEALS & CROFTS 

4. HARRY CHAPIN 

5. C.W. McCALL 

6. LEON RUSSELL 

7. NAZARETH 

8. GLEN CAMPBELL 

9. BELLAMY BROTHERS 

10. HEAD EAST 

11. HEART 

12. MANHATTANS 

13. ROD STEWART 

14. THIN LIZZY 

15. WILLIE NELSON-LIVE 


MIDWEST 

(Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, St. 
Louis, Indiana, Milwaukee, 
Pittsburgh, Kansas City) 

1. TODDRUNDGREN 

2. HEART 

3. THIN LIZZY 

4. BOBSEGER 

5. J. GEILS BAND 

6. RAMSEY LEWIS 

7. HEAD EAST 

8. FIREFALL 

9. MICHAEL STANLEY BAND 

10. BOOTSY S RUBBER BAND 

11. ROY BUCHANAN 

12. R.E.O. 

13. JOHN TRAVOLTA 

14. IAN HUNTER 

15. STARLAND VOCAL BAND 



NATIONAL BREAKOUTS* 


1. BOB MARLEY & WAILERS 6. ISLEY BROTHERS 11. JETHRO TULL 


2. GEORGE BENSON 

3. AEROSMITH 

4. STEELY DAN 

5. CHARLIE DANIELS 


7. STEVE STILLS 

8. THE TUBES 

9. RICKWAKEMAN 
10. STEVE MILLER 


12. ALAN PARSONS PROJECT 

13. NATALIE COLE 

14. CRUSADERS 

15. POCO 


'Breakout in four markets or more 



NORTHEAST 

(Metro N.Y., Upstate N.Y.. 
Boston, Connecticut, 
Philadelphia 

1. TRAMMPS 

2. J. GEILS BAND 

3. MANHATTANS 

4. RENAISSANCE 

5. HALL & OATES 

6. JOHN SEBASTIAN 

7. BOOTSYS RUBBER BAND 

8. B.T. EXPRESS 

9. FIREFALL 

10. RAMSEY LEWIS 

11. VICKI SUE ROBINSON 

12. BILLY JOEL 

13. JOHN TRAVOLTA 

14. JOE COCKER 

15. TAJ MAHAL 


BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON 

1. MANHATTANS 

2. SUPREMES 

3. TRAMMPS 

4. RAMSEY LEWIS 

5. B.T. EXPRESS 

6. VAN McCOY 

7. MILLIE JACKSON 

8. NORMAN CONNERS 

9. NANCY WILSON 
10. MELBA MOORE 


DENVER/PHOENIX 

1. TOWER OF POWER 

2. SONS OF CHAMPLIN 

3. CAMEL 

4. THIN LIZZY 

5. R.E.O. 

6. GERARD 

7. KATYMOFFITT 

8. JOHN SEBASTIAN 

9. GRAM PARSONS 

10. U.F.O. 


SOUTHCENTRAL 

(Dallas, Houston. New Orleans, 
Little Rock) 

1. WILLIE NELSON-LIVE 

2. JOHN HANDY 

3. ATLANTA RHYTHM 
SECTION 

4. BLACKMORE S RAINBOW 

5. SHAWN PHILLIPS 

6. MAC DAVIS 

7. LESDUDEK 

8. MICHAEL FRANKS 

9. LEE OSKAR 

10. GOOD OLE BOYS 


SOUTHEAST 

(Atlanta, Memphis, Nashville, 
Charlotte, Richmond, Florida) 

1. LEON RUSSELL 

2. ELVIN BISHOP 

3. LEE OSKAR 

4. TODDRUNDGREN 

5. ATLANTA RHYTHM 
SECTION 

6. MANHATTANS 

7. HENRY GROSS 

8. BILLY JOEL 

9. ROGER McGUINN 

10. AMAZING RHYTHM ACES 

11. BELLAMY BROTHERS 

12. B.T. EXPRESS 

13. MUSCLE SHOALS HORNS 

14. DOROTHY MOORE 

15. CATE BROTHERS 


REGIONAL ALBUM ACTIVITY is compiled from sales information from the following national, regional and local 
wholesalers and retailers national ACCOUNTS- ABC Record & Tape Sales. Disc Records Korvettes 
Lieberman Enterprises. J L Marsh/Musicland & Record Bar REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACCOUNTS: 
Alexander's/N Y Alwilk/N J Ambat/Cincinnati Angott/Detroit Apex-Martin/N J Aravox/N Y . Associated/ 
Phoenix Best Service/Boston Bee Gee/Albany, Bib/Charlotte Bovis Two/Providence. Brass EAr/Seattle 
Bromo/Dallas-Houston-Okla City, Buffalo One Stop/Buffalo Cactus/Houston Capers Corner/Kansas City. 
Cassells/L A Central/Hartford Central South/Nashville, Chips/Phila Consolidated/Detroit. Norman 
Cooper/PHila , Cutlers/New Haven, Dan Jay/Denver Dick's/Boston, Disco/Boston, Discomat/N Y. D J. 's/Seat- 
tle. Double B/Long Island. Ernie's/Chicago. 1812 Overture/Milwaukee El Roy One Stop/Boston. El Roy-TSS- 
Record World/Long Island. Everybody's Records/Seattle. Evolution/Phoenix. E-Z One Stop/Boston, Father's & 
Sun's/Indianapolis. For The Record/Baltimore. Franklin/ Atlanta. Galgano/Chicago. Gardners/Chicago. 
Gary's/Richmond. Handleman/Detroit Harmony House/Detroit. Harmony House/N.J Harvard Coop/Boston, 
Hot Line/Memohis. Inner Sanctum/Austin. J&J-Record Museum/Phila. Jerry s/Phila King Karol/N Y , L A City 


One Stop/LA Licorice Pizza/LA M J S /Miami, Mighty Fine-Record Factory/S F Mile High/Denver 
Mushroom/New Orleans. Music City/Nashville Music Menu/S F Music Millemum/Portland Music Plus/LA 
Music Scene/Atlanta, Music Street/Seattle Musical Isle/St Louis and S F National Record Mart/Midwest 
Northern Records/Cleveland Odyssey/Southwest Peaches/ Atlanta Cleveland Denver. Ft Lauderdale LA & 
St Louis. Peters/Boston. Potomac/Baltimore, Prospect/Cleveland. Radio Doctors/Milwaukee Record S Tape 
Collectors/Baltimore Record Cove/Monterey Record Dept Merch. /Memphis. Record Masters/Baltimore. 
Record Shack/N Y & Atlanta. Recordland/Midwest, Richman Bros. /Phila Rose/Chicago. Sam Goody/N Y & 
Phila Schwartz Bros. -Harmony Huts/D. C Sieberts/Little Rock. Shulman-Listening Booth/N J -Phila Soul 
Shack/DC. Sound Town/Dallas Sound Wherehouse/Houston-Dallas. Southern/Miami, Spec's/Miami. Stark- 
Camelot/Midwest, Strawberrys/Boston Streetside/St Louis, Swallens/Cincinnati. Tape City/New Orleans. 
Tosh's One Stop/Seattle Tower/LA Sacramento & S F Town Hall/N Y Trans World/Albany, Two Guys/East 
Coast. United/Miami Waxie Maxie/DC West Coast Music Sales/L A Western Merchandisers/Southwest. 
Wilcox/Okla City, Win One Stop/N Y 


UA Promo ,, 

| work with me along with our indepen- 
dent structure." 

Five Of Eleven 

Of eleven additional promotion people 
he seeks, Anderson has so far filled five 
positions: Dan Conger, situated in Atlan- 
ta: Lynn Adams in Los Angeles: Vernell 
Johnson in Philadelphia: Bill Craig in 
Chicago; and Hylton Hawkins who will 
| work Nashville. Anderson has in- 
j terviewed others but stresses the con- 
cept of total market awareness as the key 
to his hiring policy. 

"My men make decisions." Anderson 
asserted. "They know what we need to 
keep the identity, to break our artists. 
They know UAs commitment and they 
know the limits of that commitment. I'm 
not saying our guys are the only ones 
making it happen, but they all recognize 
the mechanics of the situation and help 
lubricate the process through com- 
munication Examples 

Anderson pointed out examples: Nan- 
cy Sain is our national singles secondary 
promotion manager and she also does 
the discos for us She's committed to 


total market awareness. Say a record hits 
RKO in Boston Our sales manager, sit- 
ting in New York, would get the informa- 
tion maybe a day later He sells the 
Boston area, but US Records buys from 
Heilicher in Minneapolis. So that we 
aren't 'late' getting records into the 
Boston area. Nancy will pick up the 
phone and call Heilicher in Minneapolis 
to make them aware of the Boston 
airplay. That's my idea of promotion. 

Another example Anderson detailed 
centered around KHJ going on the Brass 
Construction record recently. The same 
day KHJ acted. Los Angeles promo man 
Lynn Adams was at the one-stops along 
Pico Blvd , letting them know Did orders 
follow as a result? 

KHJ Connection 

"The one-stops know a powerhouse 
like KHJ is going to stimulate more 
sales," Anderson answered. "Lynn called 
attention to that fact and. of course, or- 
ders are a natural flow. If a secondary 
station goes on a record he'll have the 
same enthusiasm. He'll alert the dis- 
tributor. consult a list of all the retail ac- 
counts in that market, and make sure that 


the six or seven key ones with the heavy 
traffic-flow reporting stores have the pro- 
duct. This way. by the first week, the sta- 
tion can feel reaction to a UA record by 
store reports. They call the stores and 
know. Depending on the rotation of the 
record, we can get a gauge in a couple of 
weeks — on whether we have an indica- 
tion of a hit record in the area or not. 

A third instance of this communication 
paying off is illustrated through Til Get 
Over You " a Crystal Gayle single UA is 
attempting to crossover from country to 
pop. 

Nashville Effort 

Jerry Seabolt's efforts started the 
record in country." Anderson illustrated 
"His follow-through got a reading at re- 
tail to see that we had sales that indicat- 
ed more that a country record Retailers 
were telling him they were getting peo- 
ple that don't normally buy country — the 
one-stops and accounts that sell a lot of 
Aerosmith Crystal Gayle was selling 
those accounts too. and Seabolt saw it. 
The information was utilized by the UA 
field promo staff and right now the rec- 
ord is hitbound on KLIF in Dallas. The 


point is. we didn't lose the momentum; 
we caught it early enough to move with 
it.” 

Vantage 

Anderson, who has been with UA for 
about a year, says he has the additional 
confidence of United Artists' backing up 
his own personal feelings about promo- 
tion He credits Artie Mogull with 100% 
commitment to the promotion depart- 
ment 

"Mogul! realizes the benefits and 
strength of having the best." he told CB, 
"and I really appreciate that — because I 
know from experience that that's not 
always the case " 

Confidence 

Anderson concluded. "I think that, with 
the type of people I'm getting together 
along with our present staff, we've got to 
be the very best.” 

Has Anderson given himself any sort 
of an arbitrary deadline to fill the remain- 
ing positions 7 

"Not if I don't find the right people, no. 
If I wanted to put bodies in. those spots 
would be filled now ." 


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Most Added LPs 

Too Old To Rock N Roll — Jethro Tull — Chrysalis 

Turnstiles — Billy Joel — Columbia 

Cardiff Rose - Roger McGusnn — Columbia 

Rainbow Rising — Rainbow — Oyster 

Slow Down World — Donovan — Epic 

Go For Broke — Ian Matthews — Columbia 

Fly Like An Eagle — Steve Miller Band — Capitol 

T-Shirt — Loudon Wainwright III — Arista 

Rocks — Aerosmith — Columbia 

Red Tape — Atlanta Rhythm Section - Polydor 

Rumor In His Own Time — Jeffrey Comanor — Epic 

Slippin’ Away — Chris Hillman — Asylum 

No Heavy Petting — UFO — Chrysalis 

Mahogany Rush IV — Mahogany Rush — Columbia 

Harvest For The World — Isley Bros. — T-Neck 

Live At Carnegie Hall — Renaissance — Sire 

Sweet Surprise — Eric Andersen — Arista 

Aspects — Larry Coryell — Arista 

New Riders — Riders Of The Purple Sage — MCA 

Rock Father — Papa John Creach — Buddah 

Interview — Gentle Giant — Capitol 

L.A. Jets — RCA 

Live At City Center — Monty Python — Arista 

Circle Filled With Love — Sons Of Champlin — Ariola/America 

Most Predicted Hits 

Fly Like An Eagle (entire LP) — Steve Miller Band — Capitol 

Rocks (entire LP) — Aerosmith — Columbia 

Red Tape (entire LP) — Atlanta Rhythm Section — Polydor 

Slow Down World (entire LP) — Donovan — Epic 

Turnstiles (entire LP) — Billy Joel — Columbia 

Cry Tough (entire LP) — NilsLofgren - A&M 

Go For Broke (entire LP) — Ian Matthews — Columbia 

Cardiff Rose (entire LP) — Roger McGuinn — Columbia 

Most Requested Cuts 

Royal Scam (entire LP) - Steely Dan - ABC 

Takin’ It To The Street (entire LP) — DoobieBros. — WB 

Speed Of Sound (entire L,P) — Wings — Capitol 


j LOS ANGELES — "College radio tries to 
be alternative radio and sometimes that's 
| a problem for radio-TV graduates, 
because the alternative atmosphere they 
have worked in is not as strict as the cold, 
hard world." John Scheinfeld. general 
manager and program director of North- 
western University's radio station, told 
Cash Box. The subject was what broad- 
casting department graduates from uni- 
versities will face in the next few weeks 
as they begin to seek and find employ- 
ment in their chosen profession. Gearing 
radio department curricula to provide an 
adequate background for graduates to 
face the "real" world, and open-minded 
graduates who are willing to do “other" 
jobs to get their feet in the door were two 
other points made by other school de- 
partmental heads. 

Foot In The Door 

"Getting that foot in the door in any 
capacity is tough, Scheinfeld con- 
tinued. "radio-TV departments are turn- 
ing out more and more graduates for a 
field that hasn't expanded that much It's 
much like the film industry in the respect 
that sometimes it s whom you know, not 
what you know " Noting that the number 
of graduates he knew personally from 
Northwestern who have found jobs are 
relatively few. Scheinfeld said the stu- 
dents should keep fighting for those 
positions, whenever and wherever avail- 
able But his point about college radio 
stations' relaxed rules and regulations of 
air staff in regard to formats and on-air 
training is well taken Graduates may be 
on a “downer" after learning that "real 
world" stations require a lot more of 
them and that the strictness of formats 
and on-the-air performance was nothing 
like they experienced in college days. 

Top-Flight Professionals 

“We have top-flight experienced pro- 
fessionals teaching our courses — that's 
the only way." said Dr. William Randle, 
broadcasting department head at the 
University of Cincinnati Our programs 
are geared to train the person to walk in- 
to any station and do anything that's re- 
quired of them " Dr. Randle emphasized 
the strictness in screening students who 
enter his department. "We require them 


to even visit and discuss their goals with 
their hometown radio and TV stations' 
managers and directors. I want 100 per- 
cent of my students to be prepared for 
the 'real' world, and I’m not satisfied with 
anything less." 

No Trust 

Randle pointed out that the "industry 
doesn't trust students who are broad- 
cast-trained in the universities. More 
than that, the industry doesn't trust the 
product these people can give them in 
performance. But when I deliver stu- 
dents out of this school to the industry, 
and employers see that they have 
superior people to work for them, that's 
when the trust begins again. 

"We're getting sophisticated resumes 
ready for our graduates this year . 
we're getting them to conventions . . . 
getting their names known. We have ter- 
rific students and a terrific curriculum 
and our goal is 1 00 percent placement 
Competition 

The competition is going to be 
ferocious, as always." Dr. Randle con- 
tinued. "even the good people will be 
standing in line But the key is providing 
these students with an excellent prac- 
tical and professional background that 
the industry will recognize when ap- 
proached by graduates who want to 
prove they can do it." 

Boston University's Dr. Robert Smith 
is head of the broadcasting department 
there. Dr Smith's comments were in re- 
gard to alternatives "A student who ex- 
presses interest in the business end of 
radio might be better off when he goes 
looking after graduation. We have had 
students who are holding out for the air 
positions they desire and becoming very 
disappointed. And then we have stu- 
dents who graduate and are willing to get 
into sales or promotion work at a station 
just to get a foot in the door The 
chances of their getting on the air later 
are very good then." 

Placement Program 

"We have an excellent placement pro- 
gram here at B.U.." Smith related The 
university has its own placement pro- 


station breaks 

Bobby Messina joins air staff of 99X 
New York based RKO FM station He will 
do a weekend stmt. 

Wendy Wilkinson named promotion di- 
rector of KHJ. Los Angeles. She comes 
to the station from Gene Shefrin As- 
sociates, Inc., public relations firm 

Sal Giangrasso into morning drive at 
WHLI, Long Island He replaces Wes 
Richards who moves to afternoons on 
WRFM. 

Steve Fredericks joins K-Earth radio 
Los Angeles as news director Steve 
comes to the station from KPOL, same 
city. 

Don Potoczak appointed as new rec- 
ord librarian at KSAN-FM, San Francisco. 
He replaces Cristie Joy Marcus. Nashira 
Goodenough in as new salesperson. 

Chuck Morris in as new program music 
director at WBLB, Pulaski, Virginia 

Kenneth Lameiras appointed retail 
salesperson at WROR, Boston. 

KFI's Ron McCoy will host the station's 
8 pm-midnight talk show while regular 
host Hilly Rose vacations in the Scan- 
dinavian countries. 

KWST, Los Angeles will sponsor an un- 
usual "concept" concert at Santa Monica 
Civic Auditorium June 1 1 Casablanca 
recording artists the Giants and Angel 
will co-bill the show. 

Earth News for week of May 24-30 


features, among other items, actress 

Dody Goodman of Mary Hartman, Mary 
Hartman, Victor Koman discussing 
Counter Campaign '76. and author Ruth 
Mulvey Harmer talking about the food in- 
dustry and the American Medical Asso- 
ciation. 

WWSW, Pittsburgh airs new show on 
Sunday evenings called Sports Rap 97, 
hosted by sports director Stan Savran. 

KHJ, Los Angeles, airing John Den- 
ver's Spirit of America 60 second radio 
series in an attempt to increase voter re- 
gistration and encourage people to vote. 
The series was produced by KHJ's 
Bobby Ocean and will air twice daily until 
November 

WASH, Deerfield. Virginia requesting 
record service from all major companies 
for their top 40 solid gold format. The 
station is building a library around 
greatest hits LPs of various artists as well 
as hit singles from 1970 to present. 
Records can be mailed to WABH Radio. 
Deerfield. Virginia 24432 

KSAN-FM, San Francisco awarded a 
merit certificate for runner-up in the 
educational/creative arts category of 
Armstrong Memorial Research Founda- 
tion awards The award is for “Scoop's 
Last News Show,” a year-end comic, 
cultural history of the last 10 years in the 
US. produced by Scoop Nisker, KSAN 
news. 


continued on pg 22 



SANTANA AND AMIGOS — Columbia recording artist Carlos Santana was at radio sta- 
tion KDIA in San Francisco recently for a radio interview, discussing his career and 
his new album, "Amigos, ” featuring the hit single, “ Let It Shine. " 

Pictured here (I to r) Doc Varney — KDIA dj. Bob Jones — KDIA dj. Carlos Santana. 
Jay Sweet — md KDIA, Greg Rogers — CBS local promo manager, Ray Etzler of FM 
Prod. Sitting: Lee Michaels — KDIA dj, Keith Adams — pd for KDIA 


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May 29. 1976 



fM ANALYSIS 


WNEW-FM - NEW YORK 
Vin Scelsa 

• Too Old To Rock N Roll — Jethro Tull — Chrysalis 

• Aspects — Larry Coryell — Arista 

• Prairie In The Sky — Mary McCaslin — Philo 

• L A Jets — RCA 

• Turnstiles — Billy Joel — Columbia 

• Too Stuffed To Jump — Amazing Rhythm Aces — 

ABC 

• Cardiff Rose — Roger McGuinn — Columbia 

• Rainbow Rising — Rainbow — Oyster 

• Our Island Music — Stan Barnstein - Muse 

• Go For Broke — Ian Matthews — Columbia 

• Urubu — Antonio Carlo Jobim WB 

• Slow Down World — Donovan — Epic 

• Rumor In His Own Time - Jeffrey Comanor — Epic 

• Song For Everyone — Deia Vu Capitol 

• Circle Filled With Love — SonsOf Champlin — 

Ariola/America 

• Live At Carnegie Hall — Renaissance — Sire 

• Joe And Bing — RCA 

• — (None) 

t Cardiff Rose (entire LP) — Roger McGuinn - 
Columbia 

t Go For Broke (entire LP) — Ian Mathews — 
Columbia 

WRNW-FM - WESTCHESTER COUNTY, 
NEW YORK 
Meg Griffin 

• Mallard (IMP; 

• Read On — John Dawson Read — Chrysalis 

• Too Old To Rock N Roll — Jethro Tull — Chrysalis 

• Live At Carnegie Hall - Renaissance — Sire 

• Cardiff Rose — Roger McGuinn — Columbia 

• Aspects — Larry Coryell — Arista 

• Lovers — Cannonball Adderley — Fantasy 

• Slow Down World — Donovan — Epic 

• Turnstiles — Billy Joel —Columbia 

• Roots Rock Reggae — Bob Marley 8 Wallers — 

Island 

• MarkTwang — John Hartford — Flying Fish 
f Fez — Steely Dan — ABC 

WLIR-FM - LONG ISLAND 
Dennis McNamara 

• Cardiff Rose Roger McGuinn — Columbia 

• Too Old To Rock N Roll — Jethro Tull — Chrysalis 

• Circle Filled With Love - Sons Of Champlin — 

Ariola/America 

• Rainbow Rising — Rainbow- Oyster 

• Live At Carnegie Hall — Renaissance — Sire 

• Rumor In His Own Time — Jeffrey Comanor — Eoic 

• Aspects — Larry Coryell Arista 

• Timeless Flight — Steve Harley — Capitol 

• Go For Broke — Ian Matthews — Columbia 

• Rock Father — Papa John Creach — Buddah 

• Slow Down World — Donovan — Epic 

• Year One Year One 

• Miami 2017 — Billy Joel —Columbia 

• Royal Scam (entire LP; — Steely Dan — ABC 

f Turnstilestentire LP; — Billy Joel — Columbia 
Rainbow Rising (entire LP; — Rainbow — Oyster 

WBAB-FM - LONG ISLAND 
Bernie Bernard 

• Too Old To Rock N Roll — Jethro Tull — Chrysalis 
• Slow Down World — Donovan — Epic 
• Rainbow Rising — Rainbow — Oyster 
• Go For Broke — Ian Matthews — Columbia 
• T rogg Tapes — Troggs — Private Stock 
• Live At Carnegie Hall — Renaissance — Sire 
• R E O — Epic 

• Harvest For The World — Isley Bros — T-Neck 
• Rumor In His Own Time - Jeffrey Comanor — Epic 
• Circle Filled With Love -SonsOf Champlin — 
Ariola/America 

• Moon Bathing — Lesley Duncan — MCA 
• Cardiff Rose - Roger McGuinn — Columbia 
• New Riders - Riders Of The Purple Sage — MCA 
* Too Old To Rock N Roll (entire LP; — Jethro Tull — 
Chrysalis 

f Go For Broke (entire LP; — Ian Mathews — 
Columbia 

t Love Of The Common Man — Todd Rundgren — 
Bearsville/WB 

KWST-FM - LOS ANGELES 
Mark Cooper 

• Cardiff Rose — Roger McGuinn — Columbia 
• Helluva Band — Angel -Casablanca 
• Go For Broke — Ian Matthews — Columbia 
• No Heavy Petting — UFO — Chrysalis 
• T-Shirt — Loudon Wamwright III — Arista 
• Mahogany Rush IV — Mahogany Rush — Columbia 
• L A Jets — RCA 

• Rainbow Rising — Rainbow — Oyster 
• Rock Father — Papa John Creach — Buddah 
* Royal Scam (entire LP', — Steely Dan — ABC 
* Too Old To Rock N Roll (entire LP; — Jethro Tull — 
Chrysalis 

* Rocks (entire LP; —Aerosmith —Columbia 
t Too Old To Rock N Roll (entire LP - Jethro Tull — 
Chrysalis 

t Fortune — Angel — Casablanca 

KLOS-FM - LOS ANGELES 
Tom Yates 

• Too Old To Rock N Roll — Jethro Tull — Chrysalis 
• LA Jets — RCA 
* — (None; 
t — (None! 

KMET-FM - LOS ANGELES 
Bob Coburn 

• Rumor In His Own Time — Jeffrey Comanor — Epic 
• Balls Of Fire — Black Oak Arkansas — MCA 
• L A Jets — RCA 

• New Riders — New Riders Of The Purple Sage — 
MCA 

* —(None; 

T —(None; 


WXRT-FM - CHICAGO 
Bob Shulman 

• Turnstiles — Billy Joel — Columbia 

• Cardiff — Roger McGuinn -Columbia 

• Slow Down World — Donovan— Epic 

• Interview — Gentle Giant — Capitol 

• Fly Like An Eagle — Steve Miller Band — Capitol 

• Aspects — Larry Coryell — Arista 

• Bill Cosby Is Not Himself — Bill Cosby — Capitol 

• Rocks— Aerosmith —Columbia 

• No Heavy Petting —UFO — Chrysalis 

• Too Old To Rock N Roll — Jethro Tull — Chrysalis 

• Live At Carnegie Hall — Renaissance — Sire 

• T-Shirt — Loudon Wainwright III —Arista 

• Lovers — Cannonball Adderley — Fantasy 

• Rainbow Rising — Rainbow — Oyster 

• Live At City Center — Monty Python — Arista 

• Fly With The Wind — McCoyTyner — 

Milestone/Fantasy 

• Jailbreak (entire LP; — Thin Lizzy — Mercury 

■f Fly Like An Eagle (entire LP; — Steve Miller Band 
— Capitol 

t All American Alien Boy (entire LP; — Ian Hunter — 
Columbia 

f Watercourse Way (entire LP; — Shadowfax — 
Passport 

WMMR-FM - PHILADELPHIA 
Paul Fuhr 

• Turnstiles— Billy Joel —Columbia 

• T-Shirt — Loudon Wainwright III — Arista 

• Aspects — Larry Coryell — Arista 

• Get Closer — Seals 8 Crofts — WB 

• Fly With The Wind — McCoyTyner — 

Milestone/Fantasy 

• Live At City Center — Monty Python — Arista 

• Slow Down World — Donovan — Epic 

• Cardiff Rose — Roger McGuinn — Columbia 

• Go For Broke — Ian Matthews — Columbia 

• Slippin' Away — Chris Hillman — Asylum 

• Dixie On My Mind — Charlie Daniels Band — Epic 

• Taxi Grab/Checkered Flag — Jethro Tul I — 

Chrysalis 
f —(None; 

WYSP-FM - PHILADELPHIA 
Sonny Fox 

• Song For Everyone — Deia Vu — Capitol 

• Turnstiles— Billy Joel —Columbia 

• Moonmadness — Camel — Janus 

• Too Old To Rock N Roll — Jethro Tull — Chrysalis 

• Slow Down World — Donovan — Epic 

• Circle Filled With Love — SonsOfChamplin — 

Ariola/America 

• Saddle Tramp — Charlie Daniels Band — Epic 

• — (None! 

t Moonmadness (entire LP; — Camel — Janus 
y Woman In My Dreams — Pousette-Dart Band — 
Capitol 

WABX-FM - DETROIT 
Ken Calvert 

• Mahogany Rush IV — Mahogany Rush — Columbia 

• Turnstiles — Billy Joel —Columbia 

• Too Old To Rock N Roll — Jethro Tull — Chrysalis 

• No Heavy Petting —UFO — Chrysalis 

• Rose Of Cimmaron — Poco — ABC 

• Cardiff Rose — Roger McGuinn — Columbia 

• Rainbow Rising — Rainbow — Oyster 

• T-Shirt — Loudon Wainwright III - Arista 

• Every Day Of My Life — Michael Bolotin — RCA 

• Go For Broke — Ian Mathews — Columbia 

• Live Bullet (entire LP; — Bob Seger — Capitol 

• Fly Like An Eagle (entire LP; — Steve Miller Band 

— Capitol 

t No Heavy Petting (entire LP; — UFO — Chrysalis 

WWWW-FM - DETROIT 
Jerry Lubin 

• Seed Of Memory — Terry Reid — ABC 

• Go For Broke — Ian Matthews — Columbia 

• Slow Down World — Donovan — Epic 

• Mahogany Rush IV — Mahogany Rush Columbia 

• Cardiff Rose — Roger McGuinn — Columbia 

• Rock Father — Papa John Creach — Buddah 

• Rainbow Rising — Rainbow — Oyster 

• Too Old To Rock N Roll — Jethro Tull — Chrysalis 

• Live Bullet (entire LP; — Bob Seger — Capitol 

• Rocks(entire LP; — Aerosmith - Columbia 

t Red Tape (entire LP: - Atlanta Rhythm Section — 
Polydor 

KSAN-FM - SAN FRANCISCO 
Don Potoczak 

• Red Tape — Atlanta Rhythm Section — Polydor 

• Rainbow Rising — Rainbow — Oyster 

• Ramones — Sire 

• NewRiders — RidersOfThe Purple Sage — MCA 

• Mahogany Rush IV — Mahogany Rush — Columbia 

• Cardiff Rose — Roger McGuinn — Columbia 

• Too Old To Rock N Roll — JethroTull —Chrysalis 

• Harvest For The World — Isley Bros —T-Neck 

• Slippin' Away — Chris Hillman — Asylum 

• Slow Down World — Donovan — Epic 

• Another Kind Of Space — Flying Island — Vanguard 

• Rocks — Aerosmith —Columbia 

• Kid Stuff — Babe Ruth — Capitol 

• Those Southern Knights — The Crusaders — Blue 

Thumb 

• Young And Rich (entire LP; -The Tubes — ASM 

• Welsh Connection (entire LP) — Man — MCA 
t Those Southern Knights (entire LP! — The 

Crusaders — Blue Thumb 
t Out Of Your Head — Man — MCA 

WHFS-FM - WASHINGTON, D C. 

David Einstein 

• Live — Paul Desmond Quartet — Horizon/ASM 

• When Scopes Collide — Kaleidoscope — Pacific 

Arts 

• Five Leaves Left — Nick Drake — Antilles 

• Harvest For The World — Isley Bros. — T-Neck 

• Dobrol ic Plectral Society — Puff T aylor — T akoma 

• Marchin On — The Heath Bros —Strata East 

• Too Old To Rock N Roll — Jethro Tull — Chrysalis 

• Toullusions — Tolouse Englehardt — Briar 

• Slippin' Away — Chris Hillman — Asylum 

• NewRiders — New Riders Of The Purple Sage — 

MCA 

• Turnstiles — Billy Joel — Columbia 

• Roval Scam (entire LP; — Steely Dan — ABC 
t Cardiff Rose (entire LP! — Roger McGuinn — 

Columbia 


WCOZ-FM - BOSTON 
Beverly Mire 

• Too Old To Rock N Roll — Jethro Tull — Chrysalis 

• Rocks — Aerosmith —Columbia 

• Sweet Surprise — Eric Andersen — Arista 

• Natalie — Natalie Cole —Capitol 

• Red Tape — Atlanta Rhythm Section - Polydor 

• Turnstiles— Billy Joel — Columbia 

• Slippin' Away — Chris Hillman - Asylum 

• Haitian Divorce —Steely Dan — ABC 

• Rio — Doobie Bros — WB 

t Rockstentire LP) — Aerosmith — Columbia 

WBCN-FM - BOSTON 
Bob Slavin 

® Below The Belt — Boxer — Epic 

• Harvest For The World — Isley Bros T-Neck 

• Explosion — Betty Wright — Alston 

• Live At City Center — Monty Python — Arista 

• Natalie Cole —Capitol 

• Slippin' Away — Chris Hillman — Asylum 

• Too Old To Rock N Roll — Jethro Tull — Chrysalis 

• T-Shirt — Loudon Wainwright III — Arista 

• —(None) 
t -(None! 

KAMC-FM - DALLAS 
Stuart McRae 

• Fly Like An Eagle - Steve Miller Band — Capitol 

• Turnstiles — B'lly Joel — Columbia 

• Rose Of Cimmaron — Poco — ABC 

• Red Tape — Atlanta Rhythm Section — Polydor 

• Rocks — Aerosmith —Columbia 

• Rumor In His Own Time Jeffrey Comanor — Epic 

• Alan Persons Project — 20th Century 

• Sweet Surpirse — Eric Andersen — Arista 

• Go For Broke — Ian Matthews — Columbia 

• Cardiff Rose — Roger McGuinn — Columbia 

• Slow Down World — Donovan -- Epic 

• Rastaman Vibration — Bob Marley & Wallers — 

Island 

• Slow Ride — Fognat — Bearsville/WB 

• Here And There fentire LP; — Elton John MCA 
t Cry Tough fentire LP; — Nils Lofgren - A&M 

KZEW-FM - DALLAS 
Mark Christopher 

• Fly Like An Eagle — Steve Miller Band — Capitol 

• Rainbow Rising — Rainbow — Oyster 

• Too Old To Rock N Roll — Jethro Tull — Chrysalis 

• Red Tape — Atlanta Rhythm Section — Polydor 

• Rocks — Aerosmith —Columbia 

• Circle Filled With Love — SonsOfChamplin — 

Ariola/America 

• Low Down — Boz Scaggs — Columbia 

• Royal Scam (entire LP; — Steely Dan — ABC 
t Cry Tough (entire LP; — Nils Lofgren — A8M 

KADI-FM - ST. LOUIS 
Jonnie King 

• Rumor In HisOwn Time — Jeffrey Comanor — Epic 

• Too Old To Rock N Roll — Jethro Tull — Chrysalis 

• Rainbow Rising — Rainbow — Oyster 

• Circle Filled With Love — Sons Of Champlin — 

Ariola/America 

• Cardiff Rose — Roger McGuinn — Columbia 

• Police Police — Atlanta Rhythm Section — Polydor 

• Wild Mountain Honey — Steve Miller Band — 
Capitol 

Love Me Not — Jeffrey Comanor — Epic 
Ramblin'. Gamblin Man — Bob Seger — Capitol 

KSHE-FM - ST. LOUIS 
Ron Stevens 

• Too Old To Rock N Roll — Jethro Tull — Chrysalis 

• Go For Broke — Ian Matthews — Columbia 

• Turnstiles — Billy Joel —Columbia 

• Rainbow Rising — Rainbow — Oyster 

• Cardiff Rose — Roger McGuinn — Columbia 

• Little River Band — Capitol 

• No Heavy Petting — UFO — Chrysalis 

• T-Shirt — Loudon Wainwright III —Arista 

• New Riders - Riders Of The Purple Sage — MCA 

• Rock Father — Papa John Creach — Buddah 

• Moonmadness (entire LP; — Camel — Janus 

• Saddle Tramp (single! — Charlie Daniels Band — 

Eoic 

■f Fly Like An Eagle (entire LP) — Steve Miller Band 
— Capitol 

WDVE-FM - PITTSBURGH 
Tom Daniels 

• Fly Like An Eagle — Steve Miller Band — Capitol 

• Afternoon Delight — Starland Vocal Band — 

Wind song 

• Rainbow Rising — Rainbow — Oyster 

• Blow Your Face Out — J Geils Band —Atlantic 

• Royal Scam — Steely Dan — ABC 

• PopsicleToes — Michael Franks — WB 

• Love Is Alive — Gary Wright — WB 

t Livin' Ain't Livin' — Firefall — Atlantic 

WYDD-FM - PITTSBURGH 
Steve Downes 

• Interview — Gentle Giant — Capitol 

« No Heavy Petting — UFO — Chrysalis 

• Too Old To Rock N Roll — Jethro Tull — Chrysalis 

• Read On — John Dawson Read —Chrysalis 

• Harvest For The World —Isley Bros —T-Neck 

• Go For Broke — Ian Matthews — Columbia 

• Cardiff Rose — Roger McGuinn — Columbia 

• Ramshackled — Alan White — Asylum 

• Turnstiles — Billy Joel —Columbia 

• Trick Of The Tail (entire LP) — Genesis — Atco 

• Crazy On You — Heart — Mushroom 

• Takin' It To The Streets (entire LP; — Doobie Bros. 

- WB 

Rocks (entire LP! — Aerosmith — Columbia 
Red Tape (entire LP; — Atlanta Rhythm Section — 
Polydor 


• ALBUMS ADDED 


* MOST REQUESTED LP CUT(S) 


t PD./MD. PREDICTED HITS 


KLOL-FM - HOUSTON 
Jackie McCauley 

• Too Old To Rock N Roll — Jethro Tull — Chrysalis 
® T-Shirt — Loudon Wainwright III -Arista 

• Cross-Cut Saw — Groundhogs — UA 

® Mahogany Rush IV — Mahogany Rush — Columbia 
® Slow Down World — Donovan — Epic 

• Faithful — Todd Rundgren — Bearsville/WB 

• Red Tape - Atlanta Rhythm Section — Polydor 
® Third World — Island 

• Escape From Babylon Martha Velez — Sire/ABC 

• Well Known Has Been — Donovan —Epic 

t Slow Down World (entire LP; — Donovan — Epic 

M105-FM - CLEVELAND 
Eric Stevens 

• Too Old To Rock 'N Roll — Jethro Tull — Chrysalis 

• Any Road Up — Steve Gibbons Band — MCA 

• Fly Like An Eagle — Steve Miller Band — Capitol 

• Rocks (entire LP) — Aerosmith — Columbia 

• Faithful (entire LP) — Todd Rundgren — 

Bearsville/WB 

• Takin' It To The Streets (entire LP) — Doobie Bros. 

- WB 

• Speed Of Sound (entire LP; — Wings — Capitol 
t Turnstiles (entire LP; — Billy Joel — Columbia 


WMMS-FM - CLEVELAND 
Charlie Kendall 

• Rainbow Rising — Rainbow — Oyster 

® Harvest For The World — Isley Bros. — T-Neck 

• Too Old To Rock'N Roll — Jethro T ull — Chrysalis 

• Runaways — Mercury 

• Ramones — Sire 

• No Heavy Petting —UFO — Chrysalis 

• Faithful —Todd Rundgren - Bearsville/WB 

• Presence — Led Zeppelin — Swan Song/Atlantic 
t —(None! 

KPFT-FM - HOUSTON 
Larry Foster 

• Sweet Surprise — Eric Andersen — Arista 

• Live At City Center — Monty Python — Arista 

• T-Shirt Loudon Wainwright III — Arista 

• Too Old To Rock N Roll — Jethro Tull — Chrysalis 

• Blind Dog At Dunstans — Caravan —(IMP) 

• Rumor In His Own Time — Jeffrey Comanor — Epic 

• Slow Down World — Donovan — Epic 

• Aspects — Larry Coryell — Arista 

• Young And Rich (entire LP; Tubes — ASM 

• Fly Like An Eagle (entire LP; -Steve MillerBand 

— Capitol 

f Slow Down World (entire LPi — Donovan — Eoic 
T-Shirt (entire LP; — Loudon Wainwright III — 

Arista 

KBPI-FM - DENVER 
Jean Valdez 

• Too Old To Rock 'N Roll — Jethro Tull — Chrysalis 
• Slippin' Away — Chris Hillman — Asylum 
• Sweet Surpirse — Eric Andersen — Arista 
• Interview —Gentle Giant — Capitol 
• Circle Filled With Love — Sons Of Champlin — 
Ariola/America 

• Go For Broke — Ian Mathews — Columbia 
• Cardiff Rose — Roger McGuinn — Columbia 
• Fly Like An Eagle — Steve Miller Band — Capitol 
* Black And Blue (entire LP; - Rolling Stones — 
Rollina Stone 

* Speed Of Sound (entire LP; — Wings — Caprtol 
* Presence (entire LPi — Led Zeppelin — Swan 
Song/Atlantic 

* Firefall (entire LP] — Atlantic 
* Silk Degrees (entire LP) — Boz Scaggs — Columbia 
* Takin' It To The Streets (entire LP; — Doobie Bros 
- WB 

* Illegal Stills (entire LP] — Stephen Stills — 
Columbia 
t — (None; 


WKLS-FM - ATLANTA 
Drew Murray 

® Rocks— Aerosmith —Columbia 

• Pousette-Dart Band — Capitol 

• Live Bullet — Bob Seger — Capitol 

® Fly Like An Eagle — Steve Miller Band — Capitol 

• Turnstiles — Billy Joel — Columbia 

• Dreamboat Annie — Heart — Mushroom 

® Too Old To Rock N Roll — Jethro Tull — Chrysalis 

• Nobody's Fault — Led Zeppelin — Swan Song 

• Another Man's Woman — Atlanta Rhythm Section 

— Polydor 

? Fleetwood Mac (entire LP; -WB 

Fly Like An Eagle (entire LP] — Steve Miller Band 
— Capitol 

WBUS-FM - MIAMI 
Dean Goodman 

• Solution — Cordon Bleu — Rocket/MCA 
• Moon Bathing — Lesley Duncan — MCA 
® Salongo — Ramsey Lewis — Columbia 
• Royal Scam — Steely Dan - ABC 
• FlyWithThe Wind — McCoyTyner — 
Milestone/Fantasy 

* This Masquerade — George Benson —WB 
* Fly With The Wind (single; — McCoy Tyner — 
Milestone/Fantasy 

t Breezin' (entire LP) — George Benson — WB 

KZOK-FM - SEATTLE 
Norm Gregory 

• Too Old To Rock N Roll — Jethro Tull — Chrysalis 
® Flatout — Stoneground — Flatout 
® Thanks For The Music — Giants — Casablanca 
• Rainbow Rising — Rainbow — Oyster 
• Satisfied N' Tickled Too — Tai Mahal — Columbia 
* Do You Feel — Peter Frampton —ASM 
* Love Is Alive — Rolling Stones — Rolling Stone 
t Want More — Bob Marley 8 Waiters — Island 
t Song Within A Song —Camel — Janus 


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ONSTQTHE POP PLAYLISTS 


Afternoon Delight —Starland Vocal — Windsong 
Never Gonna Fall — Eric Carmen — Arista 
HI Be Good — Brothers Johnson — A&M 
1 I to 2 — Moonlight Feels Right — Starbuck 

1 7 to 11 — Happy Days — Pratt & McClain 

18 to 12 — Kiss And Say Goodbye — Manhattans 
20 to 15 — Sara Smile — Hall & Oates 


Z-93 - ATLANTA 

#1 — Sylvers 

Sixteen Tons — Don Harrison Band — Atlantic 
Boys Are Back — Thin Lizzy — Mercury 
Fool For The City — Foghat — Bearsville 
i m Gonna Let — Supremes — Motown 
Tear The Roof — Parliament — Casablanca 
15 to 9 — Kiss And Say Goodbye — Manhattans 


I WBBQ - AUGUSTA 
#1 —Gary Wright 
Movin' — Brass Construction — U A 
Baretta's Theme — Rhythm Heritage — ABC 
Today s The Day — America —WB 
24 to 1 6 — Never Gonna Fall — Eric Carmen 
20 to 15 — Misty Blue — Dorothy Moore 
18to 13 — GetUp And Boogie — Silver Convention 
19 to 12 — Love Hangover — Diana Ross 
1 3 to 6 — Get Closer —Seals & Crofts 
12 to 5 — Sara Smile — Hall & Oates 
15 to 10 — Shop Around — Captain S Tennille 
17 to 9 — Tryin' To Get — Barry Manilow 
Ex to 30 — Kiss And Say Goodbye — Manhattans 
| Ex to 29 — Takin' It — Doobie Bros. 

| Ex to 28 — Jukin' — Atlanta Rhythm Section 


KAFY - BAKERSFIELD 

#1 —Wings 

"Love Is Alive — Gary Wright — WB 
"Movin' — Brass Construction — UA 
1 2 to 7 — Moonlight Feels Right — Starbuck 
21 to 12 — Misty Blue — Dorothy Moore 
20 to 14 — Sara Smile — Hall S Oates 


WCAO - BALTIMORE 

#1 —Wings 

Take The Money — Steve Miller — Capitol 

I'll Be Good — Brothers Johnson — ASM 

Kiss And Say Goodbye - - Manhattans — Columbia 

You're My Best Friend — Queen — Elektra 

*1 Want You — Marvin Gaye — Tamla 

1 0 to 5 — Get Up And Boogie — Silver Convention 

WERC - BIRMINGHAM 

#1 —Wings 

Today's The Day — America — WB 
Young Hearts — Candi Staton — WB 
Good Vibrations — Todd Rundgren — Bearsville 
26 to 15 — I'll Be Good — Brothers Johnson 
24 to 12 — Afternoon Delight — Starland Vocal 

WSGN - BIRMINGHAM 

#1 — Silver Convention 

"Mamma Mia — Abba Atlantic 

"Take The Money — Steve Miller — Capitol 

"Afternoon Delight — Starland Vocal — Windsong 

"I'll Be Good — Brothers Johnson — ASM 

1 0 to 4 — Strange Magic — ELO 

19 to 11 — Hurt — Elvis Presley 

1 3 to 8 — Fool T o Cry — Roll i ng Stones 

WRKO - BOSTON 

#1 — Wings 

Mamma Mia — Abba — Atlantic 

C'mon Marianne — Donny Osmond — Polydor 

Never Gonna Fall — Eric Carmen Arista 

Love Is Alive — Gary Wright — WB 

Shop Around — Captain S Tennille — ASM 

26 to 20 — You're My Best Friend — Queen 

7 to 3 — Turn The Beat Around — Vicki Sue Robinson 

Ex to 22 — More — Andrea True Connection 

WAYS - CHARLOTTE 

#1 — Starbuck 

Young Hearts — Candi Staton — WB 
Love Is Alive —Gary Wright — WB 
Take The Money — Steve Miller — Capitol 
1 5 to 8 — Rhiannon — Fleetwood Mac 

23 to 10 — Tear The Roof — Parliament 

19 to 9 — Kiss And Say Goodbye — Manhattans 

1 4 to 7 — Love Hangover — Diana Ross 

WLS - CHICAGO 

#1 —Wings 

Fool To Cry — Rolling Stones — Rolling Stone 
Never Gonna Fall — EricCarmen — Arista 
Takin' It — Doobie Bros. — WB 

20 to 10 — Shop Around — Captain S Tennille 

24 to 1 2 — Rock And Roll Love Letter — Bay City 
Rollers 

WDHF - CHICAGO 

#1 — John Sebastian 

More — Andrea True Connection — Buddah 
Boys Are Back — Thin Lizzy — Mercury 
Afternoon Delight — Starland Vocal — Windsong 
1 2 to 7 — Get Up And Boogie — Silver Convention 


WSAI - CINCINNATI 

#1 — Elvin Bishop 

"Moonlight Feels Right — Starbuck — Private Stock 

"Sara Smile — Hall & Oates — RCA 

24 to 16 — Love Hangover — Diana Ross 

22 to 14 — Get Up And Boogie — Silver Convention 


, WIXY - CLEVELAND 

#1 —Wings 

Play That Funky Music — Wild Cherry — Epic 
Crazy On You — Heart — Mushroom 
Boys Are Back — Thin Lizzy — Mercury 
Today's The Day — America - WB 

36 to 21 — I'll Be Good — Brothers Johnson 

37 to 22 — Baretta's Theme — Rhythm Heritage 
27 to 14 — Never Gonna Fall — EricCarmen 


WGCL - CLEVELAND 

#1 — Elvin Bishop 

Moonlight Feels Right — Starbuck — Private Stock 
Boys Are Back — Thin Lizzy — Mercury 
That's Where — Trammps — Atlantic 
"Baretta's Theme — Rhythm Heritage — ABC 
"Afternoon Delight — Starland Vocal — Windsong 
9 to 4 — It's Over — Boz Scaggs 
17 to 10 — Shannon — Henry Gross 
21 to 15 — Let Her In — John Travolta 


WCOL - COLUMBUS 

#1 — GaryWright 

Making Our Dreams — Cyndi Greco — Private Stock 

Let Her In — John Travolta — Midland Int i 

Music — John Miles — London 

Save Your Kisses — Brotherhood Of Man — Pye 

Sixteen Tons — Don Harrison Band - Atlantic 

1 9 To 8 — Afternoon Delight — Starland Vocal 

22 to 16 — Never Gonna Fall — Eric Carmen 

29 to 20 — Still Crazy — Paul Simon 

33 to 24 — Baretta's Theme — Rhythm Heritaae 


WNCI - COLUMBUS 

#1 — GaryWright 

Afternoon Feels Right — Starland Vocal — Windsong 

Get Closer — Seals & Crofts — WB 

Hot Stuff — Rolling Stones — Rolling Stone 


KLIF - DALLAS 

#1 —Wings 

I'll Get Over You — Crystal Gayle — UA 
Moonlight Feels Right — Starland Vocal — Windsong 
Baretta s Theme — Rhythm Heritage — ABC 

21 to 15 — Misty Blue — Dorothy Moore 

24 to 16 — Making Our Dreams — Cyndi Greco 
17 to 10 — Lonely Teardrops — Narvel Felts 

22 to 17 — Love Hangover — Diana Ross 
Ex to 20 —Take The Money -SteveMiller 
Ex to 24 — Never Gonna Fall — Eric Carmen 


KNUS - DALLAS 

#1 -Wings 

Shop Around — Captain 8 Tennille — A&M 

13 to 6 — Love Is Alive — GaryWright 

14 to 7 — Get Up And Boogie — Silver Convention 

21 to 14 — Fool To Cry — Rolling Stones 
23 to 15 — Rhiannon — Fleetwood Mac 

22 to 16 — Misty Blue — Dorothy Moore 


WING - DAYTON 

#1 -Wings 

Takin It — Doobie Bros — WB 

Bigfoot — Bro Smith — Big Tree 

Mamma Mia — Abba — Atlantic 

Boys Are Back — Thin Lizzy — Mercury 

Get Closer — Seals & Crofts — WB 

Lonely Teardrops — Narvel Felts — ABC/Dot 

Foxy Lady — Crown Heights Affair — DeLite 

Everything That Cha — Wet Willie — Capricorn 

1 1 to 6 — Fool To Cry — Rolling Stones 

20 to 1 1 — Love Hangover — Diana Ross 
25 to 15 — Movin' — Brass Construction 

21 to 16 — Love Is Alive — Gary Wright 
24 to 17 — Still Crazy — Paul Simon 

37 to 27 — Afternoon Delight — Starland Vocal 

40 to 28 — Making Our Dreams — Cyndi Greco 

41 to 34 — Today's The Day — America 

45 to 37 — Save Your Kisses — Brotherhood Of Man 


KTLK - DENVER 

#1 —Wings 

Kiss And Say Goodbye — Manhattans — Columbia 
Never Gonna Fall — EricCarmen — Arista 
Misty Blue - Dorothy Moore - - Malaco 
More — Andrea True Connection — Buddah 
36 to 23 — Take The Money — SteveMiller 
39 to 32 — Get Closer — Seals & Crofts 


KIMN - DENVER 

#1 — John Sebastian 

Misty Blue — Dorothy Moore Malaco 

Today s The Day — America — WB 

Could It Be Magic — Donna Summer — Oasis 

26 to 19 — Never Gonna Fall — EricCarmen 


KIOA - DES MOINES 

#1 — Sylvers 

Shop Around — Captain & Tennille — A&M 
Never Gonna Fall - EricCarmen — Arista 
Take The Money — Steve Miller — Capitol 
Takin' It — Doobie Bros — WB 
1 6 to 1 1 — StrangeA/lagic — ELO 


CKLW - DETROIT 

#1 — Elvin Bishop 

You're My Best Friend — Queen — Elektra 
Afternoon Delight — Starland Vocal —Windsong 
1 4 to 8 — Tear The Roof — Pari iament 

24 to 19 — Nutbush City Limits — Bob Seger 
29 to'1 7— You’ll Never Find —Lou Rawls 

25 to 16 — That's Where — Trammps 


WDRO - DETROIT 

#1 — Diana Ross 

Something He Can Feel — Aretha Franklin — Atlantic 
Kiss And Say Goodbye — Manhattans — Columbia 
I'll Be Good — Brothers Johnson — A&M 
16 to 8 — Tear The Roof — Parliament 
21 to 9 — Lonely One — Delivery 

1 9 to 1 1 — SillyLove Songs — Wings 

20 to 15 — That's Where — Trammps 


WJET - ERIE 

#1 — Wings 

Moonlight Feels Right — Starbuck — Private Stock 

T oday's The Day — America — WB 

Kiss And Say Goodbye Manhattans — Columbia 

Take The Money — Steve Miller — Capitol 

Baretta's Theme — Rhythm Heritage — ABC 

Get Closer — Seals & Crofts — WB 

22 to 14 — Never Gonna Fall — Eric Carmen 

Ex to 21 — Making Our Dreams — Cyndi Greco 

WVBF - FRAMINGHAM 

#1 — Wings 

"Take The Money — Steve Miller — Capitol 
"You're My Best Friend — Queen — Elektra 
"Moonlight Feels Right — Starbuck — Private Stock 
30 to 23 — More — Andrea True Connection 
22 to 15 — Happy Days — Pratt & McClain 

Z-96 - GRAND RAPIDS 

#1 — Sylvers 

Moonlight Feels Right — Starbuck — Private Stock 
You're My Best Friend — Queen — Elektra 
18 to 5 — Love Hangover — Diana Ross 
1 4 to 8 — Happy Days — Pratt & McClain 
24 to 17 — Shoo Around — Captain & Tennille 


WDRC - HARTFORD 

#1 — Elvin Bishop 

"Silver Star — Four Seasons — WB 

"Mamma Mia — Abba — Atlantic 

"Baretta's Theme — Rhythm Heritage — ABC 

"More Andrea True Connection - Buddah 

"Take The Money — Steve Miller — Capitol 

"Moonlight Feels Right — Starbuck — Private Stock 

12 to 4 -Love Hangover — Diana Ross 

20 to 1 1 — Misty Blue — Dorothy Moore 

29 to 21 — Sara Smile — Hall & Oates 

30 to 22 — Get Closer — Seals & Crofts 
Ex to 27 — Boys Are Back — Thin Lizzy 

Ex to 28 — Never Gonna Fall — Eric Carmen 
Ex to 29 — Today's The Day — America 
Ex to 30 — Rock And Roll Love Letter — Bay City 
Rollers 


KILT - HOUSTON 

#1 — Wings 

"Today's The Day — America — WB 
"Boys Are Back — Thin Lizzy — Mercury 
30 to 17 — Takin' It — Doobie Bros. 

23 to 16 — Shannon — Henry Gross 
1 6 to 1 1 — I Want You — Marvin Gaye 

40 to 30 - Take The Money — Steve Miller 
Ex to 40 — Moonlight Feels Right — Starbuck 
Ex to 39 — Afternoon Delight — Starland Vocal 
Ex to 36 — I'll Be Good — Brothers Johnson 

KRBE - HOUSTON 

41 — Wings 

Today's The Day — America — WB 
Rainbow — Mary & Leon Russell — Paradise 
Boys Are Back Thin Lizzy — Mercury 
15 to 9 — Shop Around — Captain & Tennille 

WAPE - JACKSONVILLE 

#1 - Diana Ross 

Get Closer — Seals & Crofts — WB 
More- Andrea True Connection - Buddah 
22 to 1 7 Afternoon Delight — Starland Vocal 
26to21 TakeTheMoney — SteveMiller 


WHB - KANSAS CITY 

#1 —Wings 

ShopAround Captain & Tennille -A&M 
Young Blood — Bad Company — Swan Song 

14 to 8 - Misty Blue — Dorothy Moore 

WBLI - LONG ISLAND 

#1 — John Sebastian 
"Silver Star Four Seasons - WB 
"Takin' It — Doobie Bros. —WB 
"I O U - Jimmy Dean — Casino 

KHJ - LOS ANGELES 

#1 -Elvin Bishop 

Movin' — Brass Construction — U A 

Today's The Day — America — WB 

More — Andrea True Connection — Buddah 

Misty Blue — Dorothy Moore — Malaco 

The Flag — Charley Van Dyke — UA 

22 to 15 — Shop Around — Captain & Tennille 

1 5 to 9 — Rhiannon — Fleetwood Mac 

Ex to 22 — Afternoon Delight — Starland Vocal 


KIIS - LOS ANGELES 

#1 —Sylvers 

C'mon Marianne — Donny Osmond — Polydor 
Get Closer — Seals & Crofts — WB 
Tear The Roof — Parliament — Casablanca 
Mamma Mia - Abba — Atlantic 
Silver Star — Four Seasons — WB 

1 1 to 4 — Love Hangover — Diana Ross 

12 to 5 — Rhiannon — Fleetwood Mac 
21 To 8 —SillyLove Songs — Wings 


WAKY - LOUISVILLE 

41 —Starland Vocal Band 

Sixteen Tons - Don Harrison Band Atlantic 

Yes. Yes. Yes — Bill Cosby — Capitol 

Save Your Kisses Brotherhood Of Man - Pye 

"Fool ForThe City — Foghat — Bearsville 

"Mamma Mia Abba — Atlantic 

"Baretta's Theme — Rhythm Heritage - - ABC 

1 8 to 1 0 -GetUp And Boogie -Silver Convention 

23 to 12 —LovelsAlive — GaryWright 

25 to 1 7 — Never Gonna Fall — Eric Carmen 

10 to 3 — Kiss And Say Goodbye — Manhattans 

15 to 8 -Lonely Teardrops — Narvel Felts 

1 4 to 9 — Shannon — Henry Gross 


WKLO - LOUISVILLE 

41 - Elvin Bishop 

"Everything That Cha — Wet Willie — Capricorn 
"Boys Are Back — Thin Lizzy Mercury 
"Love Hangover — Diana Ross — Motown 
"Fool ForThe City — Foghat - Bearsville 
"You're My Best Friend —Queen — Elektra 
"Rock And Roll Love Letter Bay City Rollers — 
Arista 

"Living Ain't Living — Firefall — Atlantic 
14to8 - Fool To Cry — Rolling Stones 

22 to 15 - Shannon — Henry Gross 

23 to 1 6 - Rhiannon — Fleetwood Mac 
25 to 17 - Butterfly — Bobby Goldsboro 

24 to 18 Take The Money — Steve Miller 
Ex to 21 — Takin' It — Doobie Bros. 

Ex to 22 - Tear The Roof — Parliament 
Ex to 23 — This Time I'm In It Austin Roberts 
Ex to 24 - Get Closer — Seals & Crofts 
Ex to 25 — Mamma Mia — Abba 


WIMPS - MEMPHIS 

41 — Henry Gross 

Moonlight Feels Right — Starbuck - Private Stock 

Love Is Alive — Gary Wright — WB 

I Want You - Marvin Gaye — Tamla 

I O U — Jimmy Dean — Casino 

Making Our Dreams — Cyndi Greco - Private Stock 

Take The Money — Steve Miller — Capitol 

Takin' It — Doobie Bros. — WB 

1 3 to 8 — Silly Love Songs — Wings 

16 to 1 1 - Love Really Hurts — Billy Ocean 


WHBQ - MEMPHIS 

#1 — Hall & Oates 

I Want You — Marvin Gaye — Tamla 

Take The Money — Steve Miller — Capitol 

30 to 18 I'll Be Good — Brothers Johnson 

24 to 1 5 — Get Closer — Seals & Crofts 

16 to 10 Baretta's Theme — Rhythm Heritage 

13 to 7 -Tear The Roof — Parliament 

Ex to 25 — More — Andrea True Connection 

Ex to 26 — Mamma Mia — Abba 


WQAM - MIAMI 

41 — Henry Gross 

Shoo Around — Captain & Tennille — A&M 
More Andrea True Connection — Buddah 
Love Really Hurts Billy Ocean — Ariola 
I Want You — Marvin Gaye — Tamla 
Sara Smile — H al I & Oates — RCA 
1 2 to 3 — Love Hangover — Diana Ross 
1 4 to 9 — Misty Blue — Dorothy Moore 
16 to 11 — Happy Days — Pratt & McClain 


Y-100 - MIAMI 

41 — Henry Gross 

More - Andrea T rue Connection — Buddah 
Sara Smile — Hall & Oates — RCA 
Tryin To Get — Barry Manilow — Arista 
"Takin It — Doobie Bros — WB 
21 to 13 — Let Her In — John Travolta 
17 to 10 — Rhiannon — Fleetwood Mac 


WOKY - MILWAUKEE 

#1 — Wings 

Get Up And Boogie — Silver Convention — Midland 
Int'l 

Get Closer - Seals & Crofts — WB 
28 to 21 — Takin' It — Doobie Bros. 

17 to 12 — Shoo Around — Captain & Tennille 


WDGY - MINNEAPOLIS 

41 —Wings 

ShopAround — Captain & Tennille — A&M 
Love In The Shadows — Neil Sedaka — Rocket 
Young Blood — Bad Company — Swan Song 
14 to 8 - Misty Blue - Dorothy Moore 


KSTP - MINNEAPOLIS 

#1 — Sylvers 

Boys Are Back — Thin Lizzy — Mercury 
Get Closer — Seals & Crofts — WB 
Fool For The City — Foghat — Bearsville 
Everything That Cha — Wet Willie — Capricorn 
Nutbush City Limits - Bob Seger — Capitol 

17 To 1 1 — Shop Around — Captain & Tennille 
21 to 14 — Love In The Shadows — Neil Sedaka 

23 to 18 - Never Gonna Fall — EricCarmen 

24 to 19 — LovelsAlive — GaryWright 

26 to 20 - Take The Money — Steve Miller 

U-100 - MINNEAPOLIS 

41 — Sylvers 

Helter Skelter — Beatles — Apple 

More Andrea True Connection * Buddah 

"Afternoon Delight — Starland Vocal — Windsong 

"Love Is Alive — Gary Wright - WB 

10 to 4 Happy Days — Pratt & McClain 

1 5 to 10 — Never Gonna Fall — Eric Carmen 

21 to 16 — Union Man -Cate Bros 

WHHY - MONTGOMERY 

41 — GaryWright 

Tear The Roof — Parliament — Casablanca 
Gotta Be — Maxine Nightingale — U A 
8 to 1 — Love Is Alive —Gary Wright 

18 to 9 — Kiss And Say Goodbye — Manhattans 

22 to 15 — Making Our Dreams — Cyndi Greco 


WMAK - NASHVILLE 

41 — Henry Gross 

Takin' It - Doobie Bros — WB 

Afternoon Delight - Starland Vocal — Windsong 

Moonlight Feels Right — Starbuck — Private Stock 

21 to 15 - Misty Blue — Dorothy Moore 

22 to 17 — Love Really Hurts — Billy Ocean 
17 to 1 1 — Happy Days — Pratt & McClain 


WLAC - NASHVILLE 

41 — Wings 

I Want You - Marvin Gaye — Tamla 

Take The Money — Steve Miller — Capitol 

"Spider Man — Hero — Lifesong 

"Living Ain't Living — Firefall — Atlantic 

28 to 23 — I'll Be Good - Brothers Johnson 

24 to 13 — Get Up And Boogie — Silver Convention 

23 To 14 - Takin It Doobie Bros. 

19 to 11 — Love Hangover — Diana Ross 

20 to 12 — Shop Around — Captain & Tennille 
Ex to 27 — Afternoon Delight — Starland Vocal 
Ex to 28 - Moonlight Feels Right — Starbuck 


WAVZ - NEW HAVEN 

41 — Diana Ross 

ShopAround Captain & Tennille — A&M 
You re My Best Friend — Queen — Elektra 
Turn The Beat - Vicki Sue Robinson — RCA 
LovelsAlive - Gary Wright —WB 
1 8 to 1 3 — I Want You — Marvi n Gaye 
27 to 20 Misty Blue — Dorothy Moore 
Ex to 26 - More Andrea True Connection 
Ex to 27 — Take The Money — Steve Miller 
Ex to 28 - Never Gonna Fall — Eric Carmen 
Ex to 29 — Mamma Mia — Abba 


WTIX - NEW ORLEANS 

41 — Wings 

I O U — Jimmy Dean — Casino 

•Never Gonna Fall — Eric Carmen — Arista 

"LovelsAlive —GaryWright — WB 

"Making Our Dreams — Cyndi Greco — Private Stock 

"Moonlight Feels Right — Starbuck — Private Stock 

"Kiss And Say Goodbye — Manhattans — Columbia 

"Get Closer — Seals & Crofts — WB 


WNOE - NEW ORLEANS 

#1 — John Sebastian 
Strange Magic — ELO UA 
Rhiannon — Fleetwood Mac — Reprise 


WABC - NEW YORK 

41 - John Sebastian 

More - Andrea True Connection — Buddah 
8 to 3 — Silly Love Songs — Wings 
25 to 1 5 — Sara Smile - Hall & Oates 


WPIX - NEW YORK 

41 — Diana Ross 

"You're My Best Friend — Queen — Elektra 
"Afternoon Delight — Starland Vocal — Windsong 
"Roots Rock — Bob Marley — Island 
"Flaming Youth — Kiss — Casablanca 
16 to 8 Rhiannon- Fleetwood Mac 
13to 7 —Shop Around —Captain STenmlle 
20 to 10 — Making Our Dreams — Cyndi Greco 


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May 29. 1976 


THE SINGLES BULLETS 




99X - NEW YORK 

#1 — Diana Ross 

That's Where — Trammps — Atlantic 
More — AndreaTrueConnection — Buddah 
20 to 10 — Turn The Beat Around — Vicki Sue 
Robinson 


WGH - NORFOLK 

#1 —Wings 

Movin' — Brass Construction — U A 

Takin' It — Doobie Bros. — WB 

Never Gonna Fall — Eric Carmen — Arista 

Moonlight Feels Right — Starbuck — Private Stock 

19 to 11 — Fool To Cry — Rolling Stones 

18 to 12 — Sara Smile — Hall & Oates 

21 to 14 — More — Andrea True Connection 

22 to 16 — Love In The Shadows — Neil Sedaka 
29 to 24 — I'll Be Good — Brothers Johnson 


WIRL - PEORIA 

#1 — Sylvers 

Get Closer — Seals & Crofts — WB 
Afternoon Delight — Starland Vocal — Windsong 
Making Our Dreams — Cyndi Greco — Private Stock 
I'll Be Good - - Brothers Johnson — ASM 
29 to 17 — More — Andrea True Connection 
32 to 22 — Moonlight Feels Right — Starbuck 

26 to 18 — Fool To Cry— Rolling Stones 

WFIL - PHILADELPHIA 

#1 — Wings 

Kiss And Say Goodbye — Manhattans — Columbia 
Moonlight Feels Right — Starbuck — Private Stock 
Afternoon Delight — Starland Vocal — Windsong 

12 to 6 — Get Up And Boogie — Silver Convention 
19 to 14 — Today's The Day — America 

27 to 17 — More — Andrea True Connection 

24 to 19 — Baretta's Theme — Rhythm Heritage 

WIFI - PHILADELPHIA 

#1 —Wings 

I Want You — Marvin Gaye -Tamla 
Take The Money — Steve Miller — Capitol 
Love Is Alive — Gary Wright — WB 

Taki n' It — Doobie Brothers — WB 

•I'm Gonna Let — Supremes— Motown 

♦Boys Are Back — Thin Lizzy — Mercury 

•Kiss And Say Goodbye — Manhattans — Columbia 

♦You'll Never Find — Lou Rawls — Philadelphia Int i 

♦Nine Times — Moments — Stang 

♦Union Man — Cate Bros. — Asylum 

KRIZ - PHOENIX 

#1 — Fleetwood Mac 

Boys Are Back — Thin Lizzy— Mercury 

Crazy On You — Heart — Mushroom 

1 7 to 9 — Love Really Hurts — Billy Ocean 

29 to 20 — Get Up And Boogie — Silver Convention 

WPEZ - PITTSBURGH 

#1 — Sylvers 

Let Her In — John Travolta — Midland Int i 
Shop Around — Captain & Tennille — A&M 
♦Never Gonna Fall — Eric Carmen — Arista 
Ex to 24 — Afternoon Delight — Starland Vocal 

I I to 6 — Shannon — Henry Gross 

19 to 13 — Rhiannon — Fleetwood Mac 

20 to 1 6 — Love Hangover — Diana Ross 

25 to 20 — Love Is Alive — Gary Wriaht 

13Q — PITTSBURGH 

#1 — John Travolta 

Misty Blue — Dorothy Moore 

Good Vibration — Todd Rundgren — Bearsville 

13 to 8 — Shannon — Henry Gross 

15 to 9 — Fooled Around — Elvin Bishop 

19 to 13 — Rhiannon — Fleetwood Mac 
KISN - PORTLAND 

#1 — Wings 

“Today s The Day America — WB 
♦The Boys Are Back — Thin Lizzy — Mercury 
♦Afternoon Delight — Starland Vocal — Windsong 
♦Fifth Of Beethoven — Walter Murphey — Private 
Stock 

♦Let It Shine — Santana — Columbia 

22 to 15 — Misty Blue — Dorothy Moore 

16 to 7 — Love In The Shadows — Neil Sedaka 

WPRO - PROVIDENCE 

#1 — Sylvers 

Takin It — Doobie Bros. — WB 

Let Her In — John Travolta — Midland Int i 

Get Closer — Seals & Crofts — WB 

Making Our Dreams — Cyndi Greco — Private Stock 

Save Your Kisses — Bobby Vinton — ABC 

♦Love Song — Elton John — MCA 

20 to 1 1 — I've Got A Feeling — Al Wilson 

28 to 23 — Heaven Must Be — T avares 

WLEE - RICHMOND 

#1 —Wings 

♦Afternoon Delight — Starland Vocal — Windsong 
♦One Piece — Johnny Cash — Columbia 
♦Rock And Roll Love Letter — Bay City Rollers — 
Arista 

♦Never Gonna Fall — Eric Carmen — Arista 
♦Kiss And Say Goodbye — Manhattans — Columbia 
♦That's Where — Trammps — Atlantic 
11 to_4 — Get Up Avid Booqie — Silver Convention 
25 To 14 — Union Man — Cate Bros. 

24 to 16 — Love In The Shadows — Neil Sedaka 
28 to 21 — I Want You — Marvin Gaye 
Ex to 25 — I'll Be Good — Brothers Johnson 
Ex to 24 — Love Song — Elton John 

WROV - ROANOKE 

Rainbow — Mary & Leon Russell — Paradise 
Home Tonight — Aerosmith —Columbia 
Cry Tough — NilsLofgren — A&M 
It s Over — BozScaggs — Columbia 

WBBF - ROCHESTER 

#1 — Wings 

Today s The Day — America — WB 
Daydreamer — Gino Cunnico — Arista 
Baretta's Theme — Rhythm Heritage — ABC 
You re My Everything — Lee Garrett — Chrysalis 
♦Johnny Cool — Steve Gibbons — MCA 

30 to 23 — More — Andrea True Connection 

26 to 20 — Boys Are Back — Thin Lizzy 

21 to 13 — Moonlight Feels Right — Starbuck 

23 to 17 — Takin' It — Doobie Bros. 

1 4 to 8 — Love Hangover — Diana Ross 


KNDE - SACRAMENTO 

#1 — Diana Ross 

Boys Are Back — Thin Lizzy — Mercury 

♦Crazy On You — Heart — Mushroom 

♦Take The Money — Steve Miller — Capitol 

♦Never Gonna Fall — Eric Carmen — Arista 

Ex to 1 1 —Get Up And Boogie — Silver Convention 

KRSP - SALT LAKE CITY 

#1 — Starland Vocal 

Get Closer — Seals & Crofts — WB 

Let Her In — John Travolta — Midland Int i. 

I Hate Music — John Paul Young — Ariola 
Good Vibration —Todd Rundgren — Bearsville 
♦Flaming Youth — Kiss— Casablanca 

1 7 to 10 — Get Up And Boogie — Silver Convention 
16 to 1 1 — Moonlight Feels Right — Starbuck 

26 to 20 — Making Our Dre^ns — Cyndi Greco 

28 to 21 — Today's The Day — America 

29 to 19 — Love Song — Elton John 
Ex to 22 — Crazy On You — Heart 

WCBQ - SAN DIEGO 

#1 — Sylvers 

Never Gonna Fall — Eric Carmen — Arista 
Born To Be — Dion — Big Tree 
Busted - Cheech & Chong — Ode 
♦Happy Years — Wayne Newton — Chelsea 

30 to 25 —Take The Money — Steve Miller 

KFRC - SAN FRANCISCO 

#1 — Wings 

Turn The Beat Around — Vicki Sue Robinson — RCA 
Afternoon Delight —Starland Vocal —Windsong 
Shop Around — Captain & Tennille — A&M 
26 to 19 — Sara Smile — Hall & Oates 

18 to 13 — Shannon — Henry Gross 

Ex to 22 — More — Andrea True Connection 


KYA - SAN FRANCISCO 

#1 — John Sebastian 

Movin' Brass Construction — UA 

♦Tear The Roof Off — Parliament — Casablanca 

'Get Closer — Seals & Crofts — WB 

*T oday s The Day — America — WB 


WSGA - SAVANNAH 

#1 — Henrv Gross 

You're My Best Friend — Queen — Elektra 
Mamma Mia — Abba — Atlantic 
24 to 1 7 — T akin It — Doobie Bros. 

26 to 21 — Get Closer — Seals & Crofts 


KJR - SEATTLE 

#1 — Henry Gross 

♦Let Her In — John Travolta — Midland Int i 

♦The Boys Are Back — Thin Lizzy — Mercury 

♦I Want To Stay —Gallagher & Lyle — A&M 

12 to 8 — Sara Smile — Hall & Oates 

16 to 11 — Shop Around — Captain & Tennille 

18 to 13 — Love Hangover — Diana Ross 

19to 16 — GetUp And Boogie — Silver Convention 

22 to 1 7 — Moonliqht Feels Right — Starbuck 

KING - SEATTLE 

#1 — Wings 

Never Gonna Fall — Eric Carmen — Arista 
Takin It — Doobie Bros — WB 
Misty Blue — Dorothy Moore — Malaco 
Ex to 27 — Take The Money — Steve Miller 

KEEL - SHREVEPORT 

#1 — Wings 

Afternoon Delight — Starland Vocal — Windsong 
Baretta's Theme — Rhythm Heritage — ABC 
35 to 13 — Kiss And Say Goodbye — Manhattans 

21 to 7 — Happy Days — Pratt & McClain 
18 to 9 — Disco Lady — Johnnie Taylor 

22 to 16 — Misty Blue — Dorothy Moore 

33 to 21 — Fool To Cry — Rolling Stones 

34 to 28 — Take The Money — Steve Miller 
39 to 27 — I'll Be Good — Brothers Johnson 


KXOK - ST. LOUIS 

#1 — Sylvers 
No new additions 

20 to 13 — Misty Blue — Dorothy Moore 

KSLQ - ST LOUIS 

#1 — Wings 

T ear The Roof — Pari iament — Casablanca 
I Want You — Marvin Gaye — Tamla 
Shop Around - Captain & Tennille — A&M 
I'll BeGood — Brothers Johnson — A&M 
30 to 1 8 — Young Hearts — Cand i Staton 

KJOY - STOCKTON 

#1 — Doobie Brothers 

Good Vibration — Todd Rundgren — Bearsville 

Today's The Day — America — WB 

Kiss And Say Goodbye — Manhattans — Columbia 

28 to 14 — Boys Are Back — Thin Lizzy 

29 to 20 — Movin — Brass Construction 


WPGC - WASHINGTON 

#1 — Wings 

I Hope We Got — Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis — ABC 
T ear The Roof — Pari iament — Casablanca 
Take The Money —Steve Miller — Capitol 
Love In The Shadows — Neil Sedaka — Rocket 
♦Rain Oh Rain — Fools Gold — Morning Sky 
1 2 to 6 — Get. Up And Boogie — Silver Convention 
20 to 1 5 — Never Gonna Fall — Eric Carmen 

KLEO - WICHITA 

#1 —Wings 

Take The Money — Steve Miller — Capitol 

12 to 4 — More — Andrea True Connection 

1 3 to 5 — Love Hangover — Diana Ross 

1 7 to 6 — Get Up And Boogie — Silver Convention 
19 to 8 — Sara Smile — Hall & Oates 

WORC - WORCESTER 

#1 — Sylvers 

You're My Best Friend — Queen — Elektra 
Let Her In — John Travolta — Midland Int i. 

♦Can't Help Falling — Stylistics — H&L 
♦Heaven Must Be — Tavares — Capitol 


#76 ABBA — Added at 8 stations including WRKO. KIIS. WIBG. WAKY. WING. 

WS GN. WSGA. and WDRC. Big jumps at WKLO ex-25. WHBQ ex-26. 

#77 QUEEN — Added at 9 stations: WPIX. CKLW. WCAO. WVBF WKLO. WSGA. 

WAVZ. Z-96. and WORC Jumps at WRKO 26-20. KEEL 31-21 
#80 FOUR SEASONS — Added at Kl IS, WBLI . WDRC Last week added at WPIX. 

#81 DONNY OSMOND — Added at WRKO and KIIS. Last week added at WPRO. 

#86 LOU RAWLS — Added at WIFI and WIBG. Jumped at CKLW 29-1 7 


(An airplay and sales analysis of the bulleting singles on the Cash Box Singles Chart) 

#1 WINGS — #1 at 25% of our reporting stations including WLS, WRKO. KFRC. 
WFIL. WIFI. KILT. WCAO, KSLQ. WSAI. WPGC. Top 5 on 67% of our stations. 
Major jumps at WABC 8-3. KIIS 21-8. WDRQ 19-11. KEEL 11-1. Number 1 sell- 
ing single at Musical Isle-St. Louis. Lieberman's Omaha, Modern-Cleveland. I 
National Record Mart-Pittsburgh. Potomac-Baltimore, Richman-Philadelphia. 
Schwartz Brothers-Washington Top five selling single at 66% of our accounts. 

#3 DIANA ROSS — Heavy moving single with 14 key jumps — included are: 
WQAM 12-3. KJR 18-13, KLIF22-17, WSAI 24-16. KIIS 11-4. Number 1 at 99X. 
WDRQ. WAPE. Top five at WLS-5, WABC-2 WRKO-5. KHJ-4 WFIL-3. KXOK-4 
Top 5 sales at Record Shack, King Karol, Win-New York. Northern-Cleveland. 
Potomac-Baltimore. Schwartz Brothers-Washington. Harmony House-Detroit. 

#4 SILVER CONVENTION — Added at WOKY. 14 key jumps including: WFIL 12-6. 
WSAI 22-14. WPGC 12-6. KNDE ex-11. WCAO 10-5. Top five at KFRC-2. 
WRKO-4 WCOL-5, WABC-4. WNCI-5. 1 3Q-3. KHJ-3. WBBF-1 Top five sales at 
25% of our accounts. Strong one-stop action out of Stark-Cleveland. Musical 
Isle-St. Louis. National Record Mart-Pittsburgh. Dick's-Boston and Apex- 
Martin-New Jersey. Top five retail sales at Licorice Pizza-LA Peaches- 
Cleveland and St. Louis. King Karol-N.Y. 

#6 PRATT AND McCLAIN — Among eight prime movers are KSLQ 18-10. WQAM 
17-11. WQXI 17-11. WMAK 1 7-1 1 Top five at WLS-4. WFIL-5. WSAI-4. WIXY-4. 
KNUS-5, KLIF-2. Strong sales out of east coast including Aravox-N.Y.. Buffalo 
One Stop. Apex Martin-N.J., Win-N.Y.. Double B and El Roy-Long Island. 

#7 DOROTHY MOORE — Five adds this week: KHJ, 13Q, KIMN. KTLK. KING. 
Number 4 in jumps this week. WQAM 14-9. KXOK 20-13, KLIF 21-15, WMAK 
21-15, WH8 14-8 Top 5 at KFRC-4. KYA-2. WCOL-4 WNCI-4. WAYS-4. 
KILT-3. Top 5 sales at Franklin-Atlanta, Singer-Chicago, Peaches-Atlanta, 

#9 FLEETWOOD MAC — 9 jumps including these majors: *KHJ 15-9. WPIX 16-8, 
13Q 19-13, WPEZ 19-13. Y-100 17-10. Accounts reporting top 10 activity: 
Aravox-New York. Double B, El-Roy-Long Island. King Karol-New York. Buf- 
falo One Stop, Schwartz Brothers-Washington. Potomac-Baltimore. 
Consolidated-Detroit, Musical Isle-St. Louis. Stark-Cleveland. 

#10 HALL & OATES — Added at WSAI. Y-100, WQAM Eight jumps: WABC 25-1 5. 
KFRC 26-19. KLEO 19-8 Number 1 at WHBQ Top 5 at WDRQ-3. WBBQ-5. 
WPGC-5. WMAC-2. WLAC-2. Best sales out of the west coast. Record Rack- 
L.A., Peaches-L.A., Tower-S.F., Tosh-Seattle. 

#11 ROLLING STONES — Major add at WLS 7 jumps incl. WKLO 14-8, KNUS 
21-14. KEEL 33-21. #2 at J.L. Marsh. Top 5 Musical Isle-St. Louis. Lieberman- 
Omaha. 

#13 CAPTAIN & TENNILLE - Added at KFRC WRKO KSLQ. WPEZ WQAM. 
WDGY KNUS. WHB. KIOA WAVZ #5 on Radio Active. Jumps at WPIX 13-7. 
WLS 20-10, KHJ 22-15. Number 4 at WERC and 3 at KTLK. Good national 
spread of Top 10 reports at our accounts. Tower-S.F,, Tosh's Seattle, Licorice 
Pizza-L.A., Singer-Chicago, Franklin-Atlanta. Record and Tape Collectors- 
Baltimore. King Karol-N.Y , Dicks-Boston, Potomac-Baltimore. 

#14 ANDREA TRUE — Ninth most added single this week. Majors are: WABC. 99X. 
KHJ. Y-100. WQAM. WAPE. Sixth on the Radio Active list with 10 jumps: 
WRKO ex-22 KFRC ex-22. WFIL 27-1 7. KLEO 1 2-4. WHBQ ex-25 
#22 ERIC CARMEN — Fourth most added single with 1 1 stations. Majors are WRKO, 
WLS. WQXI. WPEZ Number three in big jumps with 13: heavies are WPIX 
ex-19 KIHN 26-19 WCOL 22-16 WIXY 27-14 
#23 STARBUCK — Added at 13% of our reporting stations: WFIL, WSAI. WMPS. 
WGCL WMAK. Eight jumps this week: KJR 22-17. WQXI 1 1-2. WLAC ex-28. 
WBBF 21-13. KRSP 16-11. Strong sales reported in Atlanta and Nashville. 

#24 RHYTHM HERITAGE — Starting to cross over with eight secondary adds: KLIF. 
KEEL, WAKY. WGCL WBBQ, WDRC. WBBF. WJET. Jumped at WFIL 24-19. 
WIXY 37-22. WCOL 33-24 WHBQ 1 6-1 0 

#28 GARYWRIGHT — Added at WRKO. WIFI. WAYS, WMPS. U-100. WAYZ. KAFY. 

Jumps at six stations. Number 1 at WCOL, WNCI. WBBQ. 

#29 MANHATTANS — Number 1 R&B single for the second week. Eight new addi- 
tions: WFIL. WIFI. WDRQ. KTLK. WCAO. Jumps at eight stations: WPIX ex-20. 
WAKY 10-3. WAYS 19-9 WQXI 18-12. WHHY 18-9 Top 10 sales at Tosh- 
Seattle. Peaches-St. Louis and King Karol-New York. 

#30 DOOBIE BROTHERS — 5th most added record with 1 1 new additions: WLS, 
WIFI Y-100 WMAK WMPS 7 jumps inch WKLO ex-21. WLAC 23-14. WBBF 
23-17 

#31 MARVIN GAYE — Bulleting at 4 on R&B singles chart. Added at KSLQ. WQAM. 

WIFI. WLAC. WHBQ. WMPS. Jumps at KILT 16-11. WAVZ 18-1 3. WLEE 28-21 
#34 JIMMY DEAN — Added at WMPS WBLI WTIX Top ten in sales at Peaches- 
Denver, Cleveland, Licorice Pizza-L.A.. J.L Marsh-Minn. Action in east 
#36 BAY CITY ROLLERS — Added at WLEE. WKLO Major jump at WLS 24-1 2. Also 
WDRC ex-30. Sales at Peaches in Atlanta. Central South-Nashville. 

#38 STEVE MILLER — Second most added single this week with 14 including WIFI, 
WHBQ, WMPS. On 75% of our reporting stations. Jumps at KILT 40-30, KLIF 
ex-20. WKLO 24-1 8. KSTP 26-20. KTLK 36-23. 

#39 CYNDI GRECO — Added at WCOL, WMPS. WPRO. WIRL Jumps at WPIX 
20-10. WSAI ex-29. KLIF 24-16. WHHY 22-15 Good sales out of Boston 
#41 STARLAND VOCAL BAND — Most added single this week. Adds CKLW. KFRC. 
WPIX. WFIL. KILF, WQXI. WMAK. Adds totaled 21% of our reporters. Jumped 
35 points in the last two weeks. Eight jumps: WPEZ ex-24, KHJ ex-22. KILT 
ex-39. WCOL 19-8. WERC 24-12. Top 10 sales at Schwartz Brothers- 
Washington. Potomac-Baltimore. J.L. Marsh-Minn. 

#43 BROTHERS JOHNSON — Bulleting on the R&B chart at #5. New adds are: 
KSLQ. WDRQ WQXI WIRL WCAO. WSGN. Big jumps are WIXY 36-21. KEEL 
39-27. WLEE ex-25. WERC 26-15. WHBQ 30-18 Top 10 sales at Peaches- 
Delwood, Schwartz Brothers-Washington. Potomac-Baltimore. Stark- 
Cleveland. 

#46 HEART - Added at WIXY. KNDE. WAKY. KRIZ Added last week at nineofour 
reporters. Top 10 sales at Music Street-Seattle. Alta-Phoenix. 

#47 AMERICA — Sixth most added single with 1 1 stations: KHJ. KIMN. KYA. WiXY 
KILT. WBBQ. WBBF. Five jumps: WPIX ex-17. WFIL 19-14. First indications of 
sales in the northeast. 

#50 SEALS & CROFTS — Number seven most added single with 1 1 stations: KYA. 

KIIS. WNCI, WIRL. WOKY. KRSP. WING. WPRO. KSTP. WAPE. WJET 
#55 THIN LIZZY — Third most added single. Added at 13 stations including KJR. 

WIFI. WIXY. KILT KSTP Jumps at WDRC ex-27. WBBF 30-23. KJOY 28-14 
#57 JOHN TRAVOLTA - Six stations added this week: WCOL. KJR. WPRO. WPEZ. 
KRSP. WORC Jmped at Y-100 21-1 3 

#59 TRAMMPS — Added at 99X. WLEE. and WGCL Jumps at CKLW 25-16. 

#60 VICKI SUE ROBINSON — Added at KFRC. WAVZ Jumps at 99X 20-10. WRKO 
7-3. Top 10 reports include Peters-Boston and Dicks-Boston 
#67 PARLIAMENT — Added at stations including KLSQ. KYA. WPIX. KIIS WPGC 
WHHY. and Z-93. Big jumps at CKLW. 1 4-8. WDRQ. 1 6-8. WKLO ex-22. 

#70 DON HARRISON BAND — Four adds including WIXY. WCOL WAKY. and Z-93. 

#72 CANDI STATON — Added at KSLQ. WAYS, and WERC 


May 29, 1976 


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THEC4SHBOXPOP MDIO> ) H4iy$IS 

station adds this week 


hs m ss 

if added records 

This 

Week 

To 

Date 

3 . 

Afternoon Delight -- Starland Vocal 
Band - Windsong/RCA 

21% 

72% 

2 . 

Take The Money And Run — Steve 
filler Band - Capitol 

19% 

75% 

3 . 

The Boys Are Back In Town - Thin 
Lizzy — Mercury 

17% 

36% 

4 . 

Never Gonna Fa!! In Love — Eric 
Carmen — Arista 

15% 

80% 

5. 

Takin’ It To The Streets - Doobie 
Brothers - WB 

15% 

71% 

6. 

Today’s The Day — America — WB 

15% 

42% 

7. 

Get Closer - Seals & Crofts - WB 

15% 

34% 

8. 

Shop Around - Captain & Tennille - 
A&M 

13% 

94% 

9. 

More, More, More — Andrea True 
Connection — Buddah 

13% 

90% 

10. 

Moonlight Feels Right — Starbuck — 
Private Stock 

13% 

64% 

11. 

You’re My Best Friend — Queen — 
Elektra 

12% 

16% 

12. 

Kiss And Say Goodbye - Manhattans 
- Columbia 

11% 

29% 

13. 

Baretta’s Theme — Rhythm Heritage — 
ABC 

11% 

28% 

14. 

Tear The Roof - Parliament - 
Casablanca 

11% 

24% 

15. 

Mamma Mia — Abba — Atlantic 

11% 

16% 

16. 

Love Is Alive — Gary Wright — WB 

9% 

71% 

17. 

! Want You — Marvin Gaye — 
Tamla/Motown 

8% 

29% 

18. 

I II Be Good To You - Brothers 
Johnson — A&M 

8% 

23% 

19. 

Let Her In — John Travolta — Midland 
Int’l./RCA 

8% 

16% 


CKLW, WQXI, WFIL, KLIF, WPIX, KFRC. WMAK, WLEE, WIRL, U-100, WSGN, 
KEEL, WDHF, KRSF, WGCL, WNCI 

WIFI, WMPS, KNDE, WSGN, WHBQ, KLEO, WAYS, WJET, WPGC, WCAO, KIOA, 
WLAC, WVBF, WDRC 

KJR. WIXY, KILT, WIFI, WNCI, WING, KRBE, KRIZ, KNDE, Z-93, KSTP, WDHF, 
WCCL 

WLS, WRKO, WQXI, KIOA, WLEE, WGH, WPEZ, KTLK, WCBQ, KNDE, KING 

WLS, WMAK, WIFI, WPRO, WING, WMPS, KIOA, WGH, Y-100, KING, WBLI 

KHJ, KYA, WIXY, KIMN, KILT, WJET, WERC, WBBF, WBBQ, KJOY, KRBE 

KYA, KIIS, KSTP, WAPE, WJET, WPRO, WING, KRSP, WOKY, WIRL, WNCI 

WRKO, KSLQ, WQAM, WHB, WDGY, KFRC, KIOA, WPEZ, KNUS, WAVZ 

WABC, KHJ, WQAM, 99X, U-100, KTLK, WAPE, WDHF, Y-100, WDRC 

WSAI, WFIL, WMAK, WMPS, Z-96, WVBF, WJET, WGH, WGCL, WDRC 

CKLW, WPIX, WAVZ, Z-96, WVBF, WCAO, WSGA, WKLO, WORC 

WFIL, WDRQ, WIFI, KJOY, KTLK, WJET, WLEE, WCAO 

KLIF, KEEL, WJET, WBBF, WGCL, WAKY, WBBQ, WDRC 

KYA, KSLQ, WPIX, KIIS, WHHY, WPGC, Z-93, WPGC 

WRKO, WIBG, KIIS, WAKY, WING, WSGN, WSGA, WDRC 

KSLQ, WIFI, WQAM, WLAC, WHBQ, WMPS 

WQXI, KSLQ, WDRQ, WSGN, WIRL, WCAO 

KJR, WCOL, WPEZ, WPRO, KRSP, WORL 


radioactive singles 


looking ahead to the top lOO 


1 . Love Hangover — Diana Ross — Motown 

WQAM 12-3. KIIS 11-4. KJR 18-13. WSAI 24-16. KLIF 22-17. KNDE 7-1 WDRC 
12-4. Z-96 18-5. KLEO 13-5. WAYS 14-7. WBBF 14-8. WING 20-11, WLAC 19-11 
WBBQ 19-12 

2. Get Up & Boogie — Silver Convention — Midland Int'l./RCA 

WFIL 12-6. WSAI 22-14. WLEE 11-4. WCAO 10-5 KLEO 17-6. WPGC 12-6. KNUS 
14-7. WDHF 12-7. WAKY 18-10. KRSP 17-10. KNDE Ex-1 1. WLAC 24-13. WBBQ 

18- 13. KRIZ 29-20 

3. Never Gonna Fall In Love — Eric Carmen — Arista 

WIXY 27-14, WCOL 22-1 6 KIMN 26-19 WPIX Ex-19. KLIF Ex-24. U-100 1 5-10. 
WJET 22-14, WPGC 20-1 5. WBBQ 24-1 6. WAKY 25-1 7. KSTP 23-18. WDRC 
Ex-28, WAVZ Ex-28 

4. Misty Blue — Dorothy Moore — Malaco/TK 

WHB 14-8, WDGY 14-8, WQAM 14-9. KXOK 20-13. KLIF 21-1 5, WMAK 21-15, 
WDRC 20-11, KAFY 21-12. WBBQ 20-1 5, KEEL 22-1 6. KNUS 22-1 6, WAVZ 27-20 

5. Shop Around - Captain & Tennille - A&M 

WPIX 13-7, WLS 20-10, KHJ 22-15, KJR 16-11, KRBE 15-9. WBBQ 1 5-10. WLAC 
20-12, KSTP 17-11 , WOKY 17-12, Z-96 24-1 7 

6. More, More, More — Andrea True Connection — Buddah 

WRKO Ex-22, WFIL 27-17, KFRC Ex-22, KLEO 12-4. WGH 21-14, WIRL 32-22, 
WBBF 30-23. WVBF 30-23, WHBQ Ex-25, WAVE Ex-26 

7. Take The Money And Run — Steve Miller Band — Capitol 

KLIF Ex-20, KILT 40-30. WKLO 24-1 8. KSTP 26-20, WAPE 26-21 . KTLK 36-23, 
KING Ex-27, WAVZ Ex-27, WCBQ 30-25, KEEL 34-28 

8. Rhiannon - Fleetwood Mac — Reprise/WB 

KHJ 15-9, KIIS 12-5, WPIX 16-8. 13Q 19-13 WAYS 15-8. Y-100 17-10. WPEZ 

19- 13, KNUS 23-1 5, WKLQ 23-1 1 


101 

MARRIED BUT NOT TO EACH 
OTHER 

(Ordena/Bridgeport - BMI) 

DENISE LaSALLE (Westbound/20th WT 
5010) 

111 

112 

102 

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL 

(Public Domain) 

RAY CHARLES (Crossover 985) 

113 

103 

TOWN CRYER 

(Planetary/Karolann - ASCAP; 

SCOTT KEY (Pyramid/Roulette P8002) 

104 

JOHNNY COOL 

(Chappell - ASCAP; 

STEVE GIBBONS BAND (MCA 40551 1 

114 

105 

YOU GOT THE MAGIC 

(GreesyKing- ASCAP; 

JOHN FOGERTY (Asylum 45309) 

115 

106 

LET IT SHINE 

(Light BMI) 

SANTANA (Columbia 3-10336; 

116 

107 

THIS IS IT 

(Warner Tamerlane/Van McCoy — BMI) 
MELBA MOORE (Buddah BDA 519) 

117 

108 

LET IT SHINE 

(Jec/AI Green — BMI) 

AL GREEN (Hi/London 5N 2306) 

118 

109 

THE LONELY ONE 

(Brent - BMI; 

SPECIAL DELIVERY (Mainstream MRL 
55581) 

119 

110 

NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS 

(Unbart/Hub BMI) 

BOB SEGER (Capitol P4269) 

120 


SAVE YOUR KISSES FOR ME 

(Easy Listening — ASCAP; 

BOBBY VINTON (ABC 121861 

HUSTLE ON UP (DO THE 
BUMP) 

(Dandelion- BM I- 

HIDDEN STRENGTH (UA XW 733Y; 

OPEN 

(Jobete 8 Bertram — ASCAP; 

SMOKEY ROBINSON (Taml a/Motown 
54267) 

IT’S COOL 

(Chappell - ASCAP; 

TYMEStRCAPB 10581) 

YES, I’M READY 

(Dandelion/Stillran — BM I ) 

TOM SULLIVAN (ABC 121 74; 

HUNGRY YEARS 

(DonKirshner BMI) 

WAYNE NEWTON (Chelsea CH 3041 ; 

RAINBOW IN YOUR EYES 

(Teddy Jack — BMI) 

MARY AND LEON RUSSELL (Paradise/WB 
PDS8208) 

SHARING THE NIGHT 

(Alan Carter BMI/Music Hall — ASCAP; 
LENNY LeBLANCfBig Tree/Atlantic BT 
160621 

BREAKER, BREAKER 

(Hustlers- BMI! 

OUTLAWS (Arista AS 0188; 

PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC 

(Bema/Blaze — ASCAP; 

WILD CHERRY (Epic 8-50225; 


28 


May 29. 1976 


First Complete 
B'wav Book Out 

NEW YuRK — Candide the first in a 
series of complete Broadway show 
books has been produced by Macmillan 
Performing Arts and published by 
Schirmer Books/MacMillan. 

Until now. Broadway shows in print 
form included only libretto and lyrics. 
The Macmillan Performing Arts series in- 
troduces music, instrument listings with 
orchestra personnel placement, stage 
directions, and color performance photo- 
graphs printed on high quality coated 
paper stock. Also included in this edition 
of "Candid” is a foreword by producer/di- 
rector Harold Prince. 

The Macmillan Performing Arts 253- 
page edition of "Candide will retail in 
hard-cover for $35 and in soft-cover for 
$25 Publication date is July 1 

House Study * 

than NBMS Damage is less and UPS 
delivery speed rivals the Postal Service, 
Many users are switching to UPS and 
other private mail services because they 
are faster than the Postal Service — and 
the mail arrives in one piece 

The Postal Service plays down the 
amount of damage caused by its fancy 
and expensive equipment. Most of the 
items the subcommittee found in its tour 
of 15 bulk mail centers however "had 
clearly been crushed in the mechaniza- 
tion Despite postal assertions that most 
damage results from insufficiently 
wrapped packages.” the report con- 
tinued. the clear evidence was that 
most of the damage was done to well 
packaged items such as film and book 
and record club selections ” 

Damage Rate 

Postal Service statistics are also sus- 
pect. the report says. The Postal Service 
estimates a damage rate of one percent 
per year, or 10 million parcels annually. 

But subcommittee researchers found 
3.7 million pieces of mangled mail await- 
ing claims processing in the Chicago 
plant alone. Chicago receives 15 to 20 
hampers of damaged mail a day. Tens of 
thousands of crushed parcels were sit- 
ting in other plants, also awaiting claims 
processing. 

Dissatisfied Employees 

"I don't know of anyone outside the 
Postal Service happy with it (NBMSi.” 
says Gould Even postal service em- 
ployees are dissatisfied with the ineffi- 
cient. and often dangerous, equipment 
"No users are happy. Gould adds. 

“The buildings are paid for.” he says, 
“and we have to use them But we have 
to reduce the amount of damage.” 
Legislation to this effect is expected to 
come out of the hearings. 

Think Tank >r m 

of A&M and a planner of this report, 
thought back to the time of the Cornyn 
speech "I remembered the speech; I 
thought it was relevant. I thought about it 
for a long time, and figured that the time 
was right to deal with it. The industry 
though, should work on the project, in- 
stead of individual companies I called 
Cornyn. and Stan Gortikov. and said. 
Let s get together and see if we can find 
some like-minded people to discuss how 
we can broaden the market ' 

"The potential for the record market is 
huge.’' Freisen emphasized "and we're 
really just tapping the surface And 
we've been doing that for thd last /couple 
of years There are more good records 
available now than there are radio sta- 
tions to play them — we must explore all 
avenues of merchandising 

At the end of the twenty-two page 
RIAA report is a note from Stan 



‘200' GREAT LAUGHS — Renowned en- 
tertainer Bob Hope (left ) and screen star 
Karl Malden (righU greet Cash Box 
president and publisher George Albert 
following the "live audience" recording 
of ", America Is 200 Years Old And 
There Is Still Hope," a Bob Hope bicen- 
tennial comedy album on Capitol 
Records which will be released June 7. 
Malden makes a special guest ap- 
pearance on the album as George 
Washington. 


RadaDara, Daniels 
Renew; Firm Moves 

LOS ANGELES — RadaDara Music has 
renewed its publishing affiliation with 
Charlie Daniels, and Daniels' new 
material will be co-published by 
RadaDara and Hatband Music, which is 
co-owned by Daniels and his personal 
manager, Joe Sullivan. 

RadaDara headquarters have been 
shifted from the east coast to Zuma 
Beach, California, and Ruby Mazur will 
continue as its west coast professional 
manager. RadaDara will be located at 
29775 Pacific Coast Highway, Zuma, Ca. 
90265. (213) 457-3804 



Exec. VP Don Rubin. Daniels 


NARAS Re-elects 
Cooper As Pres. 

NEW YORK — The trustees of the Na- 
tional Academy of Recording Arts and 
Sciences (NARAS) unanimously re- 
elected Jay Cooper as national president 
during its convention held over the 
weekend of May 14 at the Americana 
Hotel Also re-elected were Al Steckler 
as 1st vice-president and Sid Feller as 
secretary-treasurer. 

Gortikov: “Unlimited reproduction and 
distribution of this summary is en- 
couraged The next phase of this three- 
part plan, according to Gortikov. will take 
place within the next thirty days, after in- 
itial summary has had a chance to be 
read. A proiect committee will be formed 
and convened 

The first stage is over The report ac- 
cording to Pete Johnson is an “extreme- 
ly accurate summation of what was dis- 
cussed and what transpired. It covers 
virtually every point that was brought up 
at the meetings 

Gortikov's emphasis on the all-industry 
aspects of the project was borne out in 
the initial stage, according to Barry 
Bergman 

"Everybody at the meeting. Bergman 
revealed, "was able to sublimate the 
needs of his company to the greater 
needs of the industry." 


EAST COASTINGS — WINGPRINTS : The foot and hand impressions of Paul 
McCartney and Wings should be visible in cement at the entrance of the Peaches 
record store in Atlanta. Previous visits of rock notables to the modern Grauman’s 
Chinese of the record industry have incurred sizable security costs, so manager Lee 
Berman hit upon a strategy of "bringing the mountain to Muhammad. A ton of wet ce- 
ment was loaded into an 18 foot truck, which arrived at the back entrance of the Omni 
just as Wings were taking their final bows. The group emerged to leave prints and 
signatures, the truck was sealed and the mixture allowed three days to set. 
"Everything went smoothly," remarked Berman, adding in disappointment. " but 
nobody brought a good camera. " 

MORE HAPPENINGS — Believe it or not, Dave Mason performed an unadvertised 
acoustic session last week with three sidemen at J.P. 's bar on the upper east side 
As Don Knotts introduced them at L. A. ’s Forum. Kansas broke out into the theme from 
the Andy Griffith show . . . Tom Rush doing benefits for the financially faltering Main 
Point in Philadelphia. May 26 & 27 British trades reporting rumors that John Miles 
will support Elton John on his next U.S. tour . Rumored that Return To Forever will 
announce a sabbatical for the band at the end of their current tour. The members sup- 
posedly will devote their time to individual projects . . A critic in the Detroit News 
describes one of the onstage backdrops used by touring Bob Marley & the Waiters as 
"Marcus Welby and Black Bondage." 

OVERNIGHT SENSATIONS? — Two new British groups currently receiving the 
big push from their respective record companies, Boxer on Epic and Natural Gas on 
Private Stock, have interestingly interconnected geneologies. Ollie Halsall of Boxer 
and Mark Clarke of Gas appeared on the second. unreleased-in-America album of an 
ill fated band named Tempest, led by veteran British rock! progressive drummer Jon 
Hiseman. The first Tempest LP, released in the U.S. on Warners under the Bronze 
Records logo, contained Clarke and guitarist Alan Holdsworth, who currently gigs 
with Tony Williams. Both Hiseman and Clarke were members of Colloseum, which de- 
veloped from the Graham Bond Organization, other former members of which in- 
Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker and John McLaughlin. Hiseman, meanwhile, is back in 
England attempting to break Colloseum II, which released an album there a short time 
ago. 

JAZZ ON — Possibly the most fascinating new release on A&M/Horizon is “Ira 
Sullivan,” the first new recording in ten years by a little known multi-instrumentalist 
(all saxophones, trumpet, flute I who made a name for himself in Chicago, moving to 
Miami 10 years ago where he and a group of session musicians now play to local 
followers. Horizon creative director John Snyder heard about Sullivan's continuing 
creativity through Criteria Studios in Miami, where the lush and distinctive recording 
was made . Two SI, 000 awards have been established in the name of Ralph J. 
Gleason since his death last June. One. for a writer, is given by the Monterey Jazz 
Festival: the other, for a musician, is granted by the Concord Jazz Festival for a 
northern California winner Ralph Towner's ECM recording. "Solstice." has been 
named record of the year by the German Phonoakademie Keith Jarrett and Jan 
Garbarek, also ECM artists, begin a U S. tour the end of May Congratulations to 
Arista's Mary Lou Webb, for her faithful renditions of the diagrams representing sug- 
gested cuts for airplay from Anthony Braxton's "Creative Orchestra Music 1976. " 

ON BROADWAY Al Green opens a four day stand at the Uris Theater June 3 . . 
“GodspeU" moves to the Broadhurst Theater on Broadway June 22. having racked up 
2. 1 00 off-Broadway appearances. 

AND BEYOND — Hall & Oates have donated one-fourth of the revenues from their 
May 14 Cleveland appearance to the victims of a fire that destroyed over 25 homes in 
that city. Cleveland was the town where their RCA single "Sara Smile" was first to 
break . Meanwhile, we hear that Atlantic plans to release "She's Gone" again . . . 
Chicago will be the second act to perform at the Alladin Hotel’s $10 million Theater 
for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas. July 8 Paddy Moloney, leader of Island’s 
Chieftains, remarked upon hearing the group would receive the key to the city of 
Detroit. "I wonder if the key will fit one of those famous-make cars 9 " In response, the 
deputy mayor included a scale model of a 1976 auto with the key. suggesting the car 
might have been real if times were better . Seeburg Industries has acquired the 
Front Row Theater in Cleveland . Joe Maimone, Capitol's eastern MOR promotion 
manager has been hospitalized. Please address cards and letters to Holy Name 
Hospital in Teaneck. N.J. Patti Smith, according to Arista sources, has broken at- 
tendance records at several European venues: the Roundhouse in London. Hard 
Rock Cafe in Copenhagen. Paradise in Amsterdam, and Elysees Montmartre in Paris 
“The Wild Tchoupitoulas," an Island contribution to the New Orleans sound, is pro- 
duced by Allen Toussaint and Marshall Sehorn . . . Renaissance lead vocalist Annie 
Haslam is top ten poll placer in her category in Britain ’s three top music weeklies. 

BICENTENNIAL NEWS — RCA Records has released "A Time For Celebration." a 
single produced by Van McCoy, which couples the talents of two vocal groups. The 
Choice Four and Faith. Hope & Charity . . . Chappell Music has acquired the publishing 
rights to "Happy Birthday. America.” co-published with Cenpro Music. A single has 
been released on Cenpro by Judy Stevens, the tune is Marie Chiasson's. 

TV EXTRA — To air May 29 on WNEW-TV. Don Kirshner's Rock Concert features 
Janis Ian, Pure Prairie League and the Chuck Mangione Quartet. 

I'M A BELIEVER — Arista Records will release "The Monkees Greatest Hits" on 
the Bell Record label. Included are "Last Train To Clarkesville ," " Daydream 
Believer . " “(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone. " and “ Monkee's Theme "Interesting, since 
the Monkees were on Colgems — but they're all in the Columbia Pictures family. 

phil dimauro 

POINTS WEST — A&R DEPARTMENTS AND PRODUCERS: you might want to take note, 
if you're not already aware of the Bla Bla Cafe, corner of Vineland and Ventura in 
North Hollywood It was out of this small coffeehouse that Al Jarreau broke. Al. of 
course, continues to pace critical expectations with his most recent achievement 
emanating from his first European tour. The German Academy of Music in Berlin 
awarded Jarreau the honor of “ Outstanding New International Pop Vocalist of 7976." 
His competition 9 Bruce Springsteen and Melissa Manchester. 

Maxine Sellers also works the Bla Bla. as do Chunky, Novi and Ernie an outstand- 
ing trio who pack the house every Saturday night with their ardent following which in- 
cludes scouts from A&M, Columbia. Elektra/ Asylum. Arista and Warner Bros. Chunky, 
Novi and Ernie play keyboards, viola and bass, respectively. In fact, that was Novi who 
played the middle portion of the Doobie Brothers' “Black Water." Novi also does a lot 
of session work and has toured with Frank Zappa. This band is hot. and although 
they're being watched very closely, no deal has been set yet. So get down to the Bias. 

continued on pg. 42 


May 29 1976 


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BQXCOUNTRY 



COUNTRY/1RW OF THE 1/1/EEK 

Tompall Glaser 


"T For TompaM’ — A singer with true country roots Tompall was born and raised on a 
Nebraska ranch and began picking and singing with his two brothers. Chuck and Jim 
at school socials and on live radio shows. After winning on Authur Godfrey's TV 
Talent Scouts, they signed a Decca recording contract, and were an act on the Grand 
Ole Opry in Nashville 

After moving to MGM in 1966. the group won just about every award as "best vocal 
group" until each of the brothers began following individual music careers in 1974. 

Tompall is a Nashville-based singer/songwriter and one of Music City's first artist- 
businessmen to take the lead in establishing production of their own records in- 
dependently. 

As a record producer. Tompall has worked with such diverse talents as Waylon Jen- 
nings. Kinky Friedman. Willie Nelson. Ken Mansfield Jack Clement. Bill Monroe. 
Shel Silverstein and John Hartford. 

He has completed four albums as a solo artist: "The Great Tompall And His Outlaw 
Band." "Charlie" and "Tompall" on the MGM label and "Take The Singer With The 
Song." released by Polydor in Great Britain only. MGM singles released by Tompall 
include "Put Another Log On The Fire." "Musical Chairs." Texas Law Sez." "Bad. 
Bad. Bad Cowboy.” "Charlie” and his current hot charting single "T For Texas.” 

Often a popular performer at London's Wembley Festival. Tompall was named one 
of the top three male country singers in England in 1 973. The following year his rec- 
ord of "Lay Down Beside Me" was the #1 choice by vote of the BBC listeners. 

Tompall hosted the nationally televised "In Session" show recently, and his movie 
experience began in 1970 when he supervised the music for an MGM film "Tick . . . 
Tick, , Tick.” 

He has written nearly a hundred songs, including “Streets Of Baltimore." a Grammy 
nominee whose lyrics have been included in several college textbooks. 

Tompall is the co-owner of Glaser Sound Studios in Nashville, and of Baron Music 
and related publishing interests with Waylon Jennings. 



DIAMOND GUTTERS AT OPRY — 

Gathered around Columbia recording 
artist Neil Diamond following his recent 
appearance at the Grand Ole Opry are, 
left to right: Dick Kent, vp and pd, WLAC; 
John Conlee, program director, WLAC; 
Eddie Esserman, Columbia Promotion, 
Atlanta: Peggy Wallace; Diamond; Ron 
Bledsoe, vice president, Nashville 
Operations, CBS Records; Columbia re- 
cording artist Freddy Weller; and Oprah 
Winfrey, co-anchorperson, WTVF-5, 
Nashville. 



WB WELCOMES JEANNIE C. — Jeannie C. 
Riley is surrounded by admirers on the 
occasion of her signing a contract with 
Warner Bros. Records. Gentlemen pic- 
tured include (I. to r.) Andy Wickham, 
director of country music for the com- 
pany, producer Shelby Singleton and 
Norro Wilson, director of Warner’s coun- 
try A&R. 


Roy Clark Set For Bicentennial TV Show 


NASHVILLE — Roy Clark will appear on 
"The Great American Celebration." a 12 
hour syndicated bicentennial show to 
originate live from Ft McHenry. 
Baltimore. Md.. from 7 p.m. July 3 
through 7 a. m July4EDT 
"The Great American Celebration” will 
have its control center aboard the his- 
toric U S. frigate Constellation, with the 
live entertainment to be staged in the Ft. 

Hag & Loretta Chosen 


McHenry amphitheater before a live au- 
dience. 

One hundred and fifty stations will be 
linked up to carry the event, according to 
Ray Beindorf. producer. 

Others participating in the program in- 
clude Mary Tyler Moore. Helen Hayes. 
Michael Learned. Barry Newman. Marty 
Allen. Mike Douglas. Julie Harris and 
Jose Feliciano. 

GRT Inks New Artists 


Truckers 5 Favorites 

NASHVILLE - Merle Haggard has been 
voted best country male vocalist and 
Loretta Lynn, best country female 
vocalist in the Second Annual Truck 
Drivers' Country Music Awards Competi- 
tion. sponsored by Fram Corporation. 
Radio Shack and Open Road Magazine. 

The winners will be honored at 
McCormick Place. Chicago, on the night 
of June 26. at an awards show which will 
be the closing event of Truck Week 76 
It will be “Country Western Night" for the 
Exposition, and also will be the mid-point 
m the First Annual Convention of In- 
dependent Truckers Unity Committee, 
with net proceeds of the show going to 
the American Truckers Benevolent As- 
sociation 

The awards show will star Charlie Rich, 
winner of the best country male vocalist 
award last year, and Fred Sanders, disk 
jockey with WMAQ in Chicago will be 
master of ceremonies. 

The other eight winners in the 1976 
Truck Drivers' Country Music Awards 
contest, selected by vote of the truck 
drivers, include — best country vocal 
duet. Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn: 
best country instrumental recording 
artist Roy Clark: best country vocal 
group. Buck Owens and the Buckeroos: 
best country song writer. Tom T Hall: 
best country song of the year, "Convoy": 
best country truckin' disk jockey. Charlie 
Douglas: best country truckin’ radio sta- 
tion. WWL. New Orleans: best all-time 
favorite country song. “Your Cheatin' 
Heart," bythe late Hank Williams. 


NASHVILLE — GRT Records has an- 
nounced the signing of George Hamilton 
IV and Gary Buck to a special lease ar- 
rangement with RCA Limited Canada 
which will call for GRT to have rights to 
their product in the United States. The 
signing of the deal was announced joint- 
ly by Dick Heard, vice president of GRT 
Records, and Barry Haugen, manager of 
country product with RCA Limited 
Canada. Both artists have product set for 
immediate release in this country. 

GRT has also announced the signing 
of a lease deal with Texas-based Mabel 
Records for a record entitled "Hey. 
Shirley (This Is Squirrelyi.” a novelty re- 
cord which deals with the CB radio craze, 
which has already been shipped by GRT 
to the key country stations in the nation. 
GRT has picked up a new master by 
Johnny Lee. a native of Houston. Texas, 
whose version of the classic "Red Sails 
I n The Sunset" is due out shortly. 

Additionally. GRT and Casino Records 
have announced the signing of Billy 
Larkin to Casino. Larkin has just complet- 
ed his first recording sessions with 
Casino, and his first release is due short- 
ly. Also signed to Casino is Glenn 
Barber, who was formerly with Hickory 
Records. 

Green Covers ‘ I.O.U 

NASHVILLE — Garland Green has re- 
corded an R&B version of Jimmy Dean's 
hit "I O.U." which will be released by 
GRT Records While in the new 
Wishbone Recording Studio in Muscle 
Shoals with producer Nelson Larkin. 
Green cut four songs, and negotiations 
are underway for an album deal. 



PICK THE RIGHT ONE, JERRY — Hal Smith and Don Langford of radio station KLAC 
and Nudie look on as Hitsville recording artist Jerry Naylor draws the winner of 
Hitsville's "name the label" contest, who was Don Rhea of KCKN in Kansas City. 


Texas Records Formed 

DALLAS. TEX. - Texas Records, a new 
record label with emphasis on the grow- 
ing interest in Texas music, has released 
its first single. "The Effects Your Leaving 
Has Had On Me" b/w "Hello. Love" by 
Rebecca Jo Featheringil I 

DJ copies have been mailed nationally 
and both Texas Records president Don 
Schafer and Ms. Featheringill are on a 
ten city promotional tour. 

Also signed to tne label is Claude 
Gray, who is set to record with Rebecca 
in June for a duet release in mid- 
summer Both artists are being produced 
by Schafer. 


The company plans to open its own 24 
track studio by late 76. and offer a total 
entertainment concept by spring of 77. 
The studio will house a booking agency, 
management firm and publishing com- 
panies. 

Screen Gems Columbia Music and 
Schafer recently made a co-publishing 
arrangement and he currently has an in- 
dependent production agreement with 
Capitol Records. 

T exas Records is seeking interest for a 
major distribution arrangement and 
those interested should contact Don 
Schafer. P.0 Box 57291. Dallas. Texas 
75207. phone (21 4) 526-8936. 


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Mav 29. 1976 







from the album 
“Motels and Memories” 

On Hitsville. . . “ 
the new home of 
Motown’s country hitmakers! 


©1976 Motown Record Corporation 




(T)ihe greatest hits of 

•JOHNNY RODRIGUEZ 

(Mercury SRM 1-1078! 

2 THE SOUND IN YOUR MIND 

WILLIE NELSON (Lone Star/ 
Columbia KC 34092! 


I 3 TIL I CAN MAKE IT ON MY 
OWN 

TAMMY WYNETTE (Epic KE 34075! 3 11 

4 CHESTER AND LESTER 

CHET ATKINS & LES PAUL 

(RCA APL 1-1 1 67) 4 13 

© GILLEY'S GREATEST HITS 

MICKEY GILLEY 'Playboy PB 409! 6 7 

6 COME ON OVER 

OLIVIA NEWTON -JOHN ( MCA 2186! 1 11 

7 FASTER HORSES 

TOMT. HALL (Mercury SRM 1-1076! 8 7 

8 THE SUN SESSIONS 

ELVIS PRESLEYfRCAAPM 1-1675! 9 6 

© BLOODLINE 

GLEN CAMPBELL(Capitol SW 1 1 516! 13 5 

© WILDERNESS 

C.W. McCALL (Polydor 0698! 16 4 

11 FOREVER LOVERS 

MAC DAVIS (Columbia PC 34105! 12 5 

© HARMONY 

DON WILLIAMS (ABC/Dot DOSD 2049! 15 4 

13 ITS ALL IN THE MOVIES 

MERLE HAGGARD (Capitol ST 11483; 7 12 

14 MACKINTOSH &T.J. 

WAYLON JENNINGStRCA AP11-1520!10 8 

15 HAROLD, LEW, PHIL & DON 
STATLER BROTHERS 

(Mercury SRM 1-1077! 17 6 

16 THE OUTLAWS 

WAYLON JENNINGS/WILLIE NELSON/ 

JESSI COLTER/TOMPALL GLASER 

(RCA APL 1-1321! 14 18 

17 PEOPLE PUT TO MUSIC 

FREDDIE HART & THE HEARTBEATS 
(Capitol ST 11504! 11 8 

© WILLIE NELSON LIVE 

(RCA APL 1-1487! 22 4 

19 MOTELS AND MEMORIES 

T G- SHEPPARD (Melodyland 

ME 6-4035! 20 6 

20 SILVER LININGS 

CHARLIE RICH (Epic KE 33545! 21 5 

21 THE WHITE KNIGHT 

CLEDUS MAGG ARD & THE 
CITIZEN'S BAND 

(Mercury SRM 1-1072! 18 13 

22 SOMETIMES 

BILL ANDERSON & MARY LOU TURNER 
(MCA 2182) 19 15 

23 THE GREAT TOMPALL AND 
HIS OUTLAW BAND 

(MGM M3G-501 4! 23 12 

24 HANK WILLIAMS, YOU 
WROTE MY LIFE 

MOE BANDYfColumbia KC 34091! 24 6 


25 

ELITE HOTEL 

Weeks 

on 

Chart 


EMMYLOU HARRIS ( Reprise MS2236!25 

18 

© 

SUNDAY MORNING WITH 
CHARLEY PRIDE 

(RCA APL 1-1359) 

30 

4 

27 

THE EARL SCRUGGS 
REVUE, VOL. II 

(Columbia PC 34090; 

28 

4 

© 

JUST FOR THE RECORD 

RAY STEVENS (Warner WBS 2914: 

33 

3 

29 

FEARLESS 

HOYT AXTON (ASM SP 4571 ! 

32 

4 

30 

I’D JUST BE FOOL ENOUGH 

FARON YOUNG (Mercury SRM 1-107531 

5 

31 

TWITTY 

CO N WA Y TW 1 TTY ( MCA 2 1 76 ! 

29 

20 

32 

33 

LONGHAIRED REDNECK 

DAVID ALLAN COE 'Columbia 

ON THE MOVE kc 33916; 

26 

9 

34 

DONNA FARGO (Warner Bros. 
BS 2926! 

LARRY GATLIN WITH 
FAMILY AND FRIENDS 

(Monument KZ 34042! 

36 

34 

5 

7 

35 

EASY AS PIE 

BILLY CRASH CRADDOCK 
(ABC/Dot DOSD 2040! 

35 

15 

36 

A LITTLE BIT MORE 

DR HOOK (Capitol ST 11522! 

39 

3 

® 

BILLY SWAN 

(Monument PZ 34183! 

41 

3 

38 

FLOYD CRAMER COUNTRY 

(RCA APL 1-1541! 

38 

8 

39 

JESSI 

JESSI COLTER (Capitol ST 11477! 

27 

17 

40 

WHEN THE TINGLE 
BECOMES A CHILL 

LORETTA LYNN 'MCA 2179! 

37 

15 

41 

TEXAS 

DANNY DAVIS S THE NASHVILLE 
BRASS (RCA APL 1-1 578! 

44 

3 

42 

TRYIN LIKE THE DEVIL 

JAMES TALLEY 'Capitol ST 11494! 

45 

2 

43 

BLACK BEAR ROAD 

C.W McCALL (MGM 5008! 

43 

30 

44 

AS LONG AS THERESA 
SUNDAY 

SAMMI SMITH (Elektra 7E 1058; 

46 

2 

© 

20-20 VISION 

RONNIE MILSAP (RCA APL 1-1666! 



46 

SADDLE TRAMP (Epic PE 34150 
CHARLIE DANIELS BAND 

47 

2 

47 

200 YEARS OF COUNTRY 
MUSIC 

SONNY JAMES (Columbia KC 34035! 

49 

17 

48 

ROCK N COUNTRY 

FREDDY FENDER (ABC/Dnt 

DOSD 2050: 

40 

15 

49 

ANGELS, ROSES AND RAIN 

DICKEY LEE (RCA APL 1-1 725; 


1 

50 

DON’T CALL ME - I LL CALL 
YOU 

JERRY JORDAN (MCA 21 74: 

42 

5 


LOOKING AHEAD TO COUNTRY TOP IOO 


Do You Right Tonight 

Eddie Rabbitt (Elektra) 

I Think I Feel A Hitchhike Cornin’ 
On 

Larry Jon Wilson (Monument! 

Golden Ring 

George Jones & Tammy Wynette (Epic! 

Rodeo Cowboy 

Lynn Anderson (Columbia! 

Tra-la-la-Sa Suzy 

Price Mitchell (GRT! 

That’ll Be The Day 

Pure Prairie League (RCA! 

God Loves Us 

Sammi Jo & Friends (Polydor) 

Who’s Been Here Since I’ve Been 
Gone 

HankSnow(RCA) 

Humber One 

Billy Swan (Monument) 

8 Don’t Want To Be A One Night 
Stand 

Reba McEntire (Mercury) 

leakin’ Love Don’t Always Make 
Love Grow 

Dickey Lee (RCA) 


Goodnight My Love 

Randy Barlow (Gazelle) 

Have A Dream On Me 

Mel McDaniels (Capitol) 

MacArthur’s Hand 

Cal Smith (MCA) 

Faded Love 

Billie Jo Spears (Capitol) 

Doing My Time 

Don Gibson (Hickory) 

Redneck (Redneck National 
Anthem) 

Vernon Oxford (RCA) 

Sleeping With A Memory 

Kathy Barnes ( Republ ic) 

Sweet Southern Lovin’ 

Mayf Nutter (Crescendo! 

Family Man 

Al Bolt(Cin-Kay) 

The Fool I’ve Been Today 

Jerry Wallace (Polydor) 

C.B. Widow 

Linda Cassidy (Cin-Kay) 

Think Summer 

Roy Clark (ABC/Dot) 


COUNTRY ROUNDUP 

Don Williams will headline his first Los Angeles appearance June 1-3 at the 
Troubadour, with Red Steagall also on the bill. Williams' new ABC/ Dot single from his 
“ Harmony " LP is titled "Say It Again" Jan Freeman Is currently recording at 
Oklahoma City’s Producers Workshop with producer Don Johnson. Jan records on the 
independent Jan-Mar label, distributed by IRDA. and her first release was "/ Don't 
Like To Sleep Alone" Capitol recording artist Ray Griff has just landed himself a 
tl single in his Canadian homeland with the single "If I Let Her Come In. " according 
to RPM's national charts It's his first song to go #7 In Canada since "The Morning 
After Baby Let Me Down " Ron Blackwood reports that Capitol Records has of- 
ficially signed R.W Blackwood of The Blackwood Singers to an exclusive recording 
contract . 

Bill Martin and Phil Coulter, writers of Al Bolt's new single " Family Man" on Cin-Kay 
Records, come from England, where they have written and produced many top pop 
songs. Among the hits in the U S they have to their credit are Elvis Presley's "My 
Boy " and Bill Anderson's " Thanks " . . Johnny Tillotson is set for a four-week Euro- 
pean tour beginning Sept. 9. He will play military bases in Germany. Spain. Italy and 
Great Britain Dave Burgess of Gene Autry's Republic Records, who was originator 
and leader of the instrumental group The Champs, whose recording of "Tequila" sold 
more than three million records, was In Muscle Shoals recently recording an in- 
strumental group. The Champs with "Tequila '76. " The lead sax of the present group 
is Ed Logan, who was on most of the Otis Redding records, and who worked all over 
the world with the Bill Black Combo. On guitar is Larry Byrom. who was previously 
with the rock group Steppenwolf. and rounding out the group is the world-renowned 
Muscle Shoals Grass. Republic will release " Tequila '76" in late May. 

Miami's country music station staged six hours of uninterrupted comedy last April 
30 from midnight Friday until 6 a. m Saturday. The program, whose only interruptions 
came from the announcement of comedy artists and call letters, was the culmination 
of a month’s promotion on WWOK and in local newspapers. Bob Cole hosted the show 
and comedians featured included Jerry Clower. Wendy Bagwell , Justis Wilson, Jerry 
Jordan. Andy Griffith, Charlie Douglas, Jim Nesbett, Oscar Ray and Bob Murphey. Also 
featured were Hudson & Landry, Bill Cosby, W.C. Fields, The Bickersons, The Watergate 
Comedy Hour and others . Roy Clark is set to tape an Oral Roberts special in June at 
Grandfather's Mountain. Llnvllle. N C. Rodeo headliner Red Steagall will work the 
Beaumount Texas rodeo on June 10 Freddy Fender completes his European re- 
cord promotion tour June 1 5, and will then appear at the southern California Exposi- 
tion in Del Mar 

Jerry Clower's sixth album on MCA is due for release on June 1 7. Entitled "Jerry 
Clower— Ambassador Of Goodwill." this year's annual album effort was recorded 
before a live audience at Mississippi State University. Clower's alma mater. In 
Starkville. Mississippi. Title of the album reflects a recent honor given Clower by 
MCA label president Mike Maitland. Noting Clower's heavy work schedule and the fre- 
quent honors bestowed upon him by religious and charitable organizations. Maitland 
designated Clower the label's official " goodwill ambassador" at stage ceremonies in 
Jackson. Miss., on a recent “ Jerry Clower Day." A former fertilizer salesman from 
Yazoo City. Miss.. Clower "backed into show business" five years ago with a smash hit 
comical tale about a coon hunt . . Don Gibson has signed with Top Billing. Nashville 
for exclusive representation. The award-winning songwriter/ performer will appear In 
California In June, and has a new Hickory Records release entitled "Doing My Time. " 

Music folks have been playing a different form of musical chairs lately. Billie Jo 
Spears iust bought a Spanish home which belonged to her producer Larry Butler of 
United Artists Records. Butler then bought, and has moved into. Billy Sherrill's home. 
Sherrill, producer for Epic/Columbia labels, purchased a new home on Woodlawn 
Boulevard in Nashville ... A lady In Hammond. La. sent $10 to Dolly Parton to aid in 
covering expenses on her new "Dolly" TV show, which Is slated for the fall. The note 
enclosed read. "Because I know TV shows cost a lot. and you have brought a lot of 
sunshine into my life" . The Country Music Foundation of Colorado recently held a 
cancer fund benefit for Gary Courtney and Blackie Minor, well-known country music 
entertainers that have been stricken with cancer. Gary is well-known as a member of 
the team Patty Gallagher, Gary Courtney & The Showdowners. He has been a member 
of the Country Music Foundation of Colorado since '69. Blackie has been in country 
music for over 34 years and is well-known for playing the steel guitar. Blackie and 
Gary are both members of the Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame. 

New York's leading country music nightclub will celebrate its third anniversary on 
the waters around Manhattan in a musical expedition called "O'Lunney's Bicentennial 
Boat Ride. Barn Dance and Birthday Party. " The event, which is scheduled for Wed- 
nesday. June 23. from 7:00-1 1:00 p m., will be held aboard the Circle Line's largest 
boat, with a capacity of 575 persons. Four bands and a variety of single acts will enter- 
tain, representing “ country music" styles that range from 200-year-old English and 
Irish folk tunes to modern and progressive country music. O'Lunney's instituted a 
strictly country music policy in May 1973 and celebrates its anniversary with a big 
party each year . . . Joe D. Lucus, president of Commercial Distributing Corp.. has 
signed a distribution agreement with Aquarian Record owner RJ. Linsday. Aquarian 
Records, based in Macon. Georgia, have released their first record. “ Singing A Hap- 
py Song." by Larry G. Hudson. 

Eddy Arnold autographed a special pet rock for Cin-Kay's Al Bolt In Las Vegas 
before their show. Cin-Kay is running a contest which Involves winning a trip to L A. 
More later . . . Billy Joe Shaver will be the Capricorn artist representative at the annual 
Willie Nelson 4th of July picnic to be held In Gonzales. Texas. Billy's first LP for 
Capricorn is slated for May 28 release and Is titled " When I Get My Wings" . . . IRDA 
( International Distributing Associates) has signed a distribution deal with Joker Rec- 
ords of Nashville. The first record to be released on the Joker label is called " The 
Evils Of Frankenstein" by Choctaw John. The song was one of the finalists in last 
year's first American Song Festival International Songwriter's Competition. It was 
chosen from a field of more than 60.000 entrants and was a finalist in the country 
division. 

Jerry Wallace, who is well-known in country music as "Mr. Smooth." has re-signed 
with long-time friend Ron Blackwood. Blackwood will be handling all of Wallace's 
booking and management. Wallace Is booked through Showcase Talent Agency of 
Nashville ABC/ Dot artist Jim Mundy has been having his problems coming up with 

a suitable CB handle. "I tried the songwriter' for awhile." says Jim. "but that didn’t 
work. Then I tried ‘Mundy Man' and everyone thought I was saying 'money man ' I 
knewthat wasn't right'" 

juanita jones 


32 


May 29 1976 


ADDITIONS TO COUNTRY PIAYUSTS 


WONE - DAYTON. OHIO 

Here Comes The Freedom Train — Merle Haggard — 
Caoitol 

An Angel On My Shoulder — Joni Lee — MCA 
Negatory Romance —Tom T Hall -Mercury 
Vaya Con Dios Freddy Fender — ABC/Dot 
A Butterfly For Buckey — Bobby Goldsboro — United 
Artists 

Is Forever Longer Than Always — Porter and Dolly — 
RCA 

Think Summer — Roy Clark — ABC/Dot 

WSLR - AKRON 

It's DifferentWith You — Mary Lou Turner — MCA 
When Something Is Wrong With My Baby — Sonny 
James — Columbia 

Goodnight My Love — Randy Barlow - Gazelle 
A Butterfly For Buckey — Bobby Goldsboro - United 
Artists 

Golden Ring — George Jones 8 Tammy Wynette — 
Eoic 

T ForTexas — Tomoall Glaser — Polydor 
Bridge For Crawling Back — Roy Head — ABC/Dot 
So Sad fToWatchGood Love Go Bad! —Connie 
Smith Columbia 
Flash Of Fire - Hoyt Axton - A8M 
Layin In The Sunshine —Tony Douglas — Cochise 

WXCL - PEORIA 

In Some Room Above The Street — Gary Stewart — 
RCA 

I Love The Way That You Love Me — Ray Griff — 
Caoitol 

C B Widow — Linda Cassidy — Cm-Kay 
Solitary Man — T G Sheppard — Hitsville 
You Always Look Your Best (Here In My Arms] — 
George Jones - Epic 

Have A Dream On Me — Mel McDaniels —Capitol 
So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad] — Connie 
Smith — Columbia 

Goodnight My Love — Randy Bartow — Gazelle 
MacArthurs Hand — Cal Smith - MCA 
Think Summer — Roy Clark — ABC/Dot 
Rodeo Cowboy — Lynn Anderson — Columbia 
Bridge For Crawling Back — Roy Head — ABC/Dot 
Makin Love Don t Always Make Love Grow — Dickey 
Lee — RCA 

WUBE - CINCINNATI 

Vaya Con Dios — Freddy Fender — ABC/Dot 
A Butterfly For Buckey — Bobby Goldsboro — United 
Artists 

Negatory Romance —Tom T Hall — Mercury 
Love Revival — Mel Til I is — MCA 

WQYK - TAMPA 

Is Forever LongerThan Always — Porter Wagoner 8 
Dolly Parton — RCA 

WJJD - CHICAGO 

When Something Is Wrong With My Baby — Sonny 
James — Columbia 

Golden Ring — George Jones & Tammy Wynette — 
Eoic 

That's What Friends Are For — Barbara Mandrell — 
ABC/Dot 


country radio active 

most added singles 


Listed below are new releases that were most added to key country radio stations around the 
U S This is not a sales chart. 


1 . Is Forever Longer Than Always — Porter Wagoner & Dolly 
Parton — RCA 

2. Vaya Con Dios — Freddy Fender - ABC/Dot 

3. Love Revival - Mel Till is - MCA 

4. A Butterfly For Buckey — Bobby Goldsboro — United Artists 

5. Save Your Kisses For Me — Margo Smith — Warner Brothers 

6. Here Comes The Freedom Train — Merle Haggard — Capitol 

7. Negatory Romance - Tom T. Hall - Mercury 

8. Solitary Man - T.G. Sheppard - Hitsville 

9. So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad) — Connie Smith — 
Columbia 

1 0. That's What Friends Are For - Barbara Mandrell - ABC/Dot 


Listed below are singles being played on key country radio stations around the US. and have 
shown the biggest radio movement and listener response this is not a saies chart 


1 . Lovin’ Somebody On A Rainy Night — LaCosta — Capitol 

2. Here Comes The Freedom Train - Merle Haggard — Capitol 

3. One Piece At A Time - Johnny Cash — Columbia 

4. You’ve Got Me To Hold On To — Tanya Tucker — MCA 

5. Is Forever Longer Than Always — Porter Wagoner & Dolly 
Parton — RCA 

6. A Butterfly For Buckey — Bobby Goldsboro — United Artists 

7. Negatory Romance - Tom T. Hall - Mercury 

8. Home Made Love — Tom Bresh — Farr 

9. That’s What Friends Are For — Barbara Mandrell — ABC/Dot 
10. I Really Had A Ball Last Night — Carmol Taylor — Elektra 


WMNI - COLUMBUS 

Have A Dream On Me — Mel McDaniels — Capitol 
Tra-la-la-la Suzv — Price Mitchell — GRT 
IOU — Jimmy Dean — Casino 
That s What Friends Are For — Barbara Mandrell — 
ABC/Dot 

Lovin' Somebody On A Rainy Night — LaCosta — Caoitol 
On The Rebound — Del Reeves 8 Billie Jo Spears — 
United Artists 

Who's Been Here Since I ve Been Gone — Hank Snow 
-RCA 


WKDA - NASHVILLE 

Golden Oldie — Anne Murray — Capitol 
Solitary Man — T.G Sheppard — Hitsville 
Vaya Con Dios — Freddy Fender — ABC/Dot 
Warm And Tender — Larry Gatlin — Monument 

WHN - NEW YORK 

She'll Throw Stones At You — Freddie Hart — Capitol 
Stranger — Johnny Duncan — Columbia 
The Door Is Always Open — Dave 8 Sugar — RCA 
Here Comes The Freedom Train — Merle Haggard — 
Capitol 


KFDI - WICHITA 

Save Your Kisses For Me — Margo Smith — Warner 
Brothers 

Who’s Been Here Since I ve Been Gone — Hank Snow 
-RCA 

The Sweetest Thing — Dottsy — RCA 
I'll Get Better — Sammi Smith — Elektra 
Love Revival — Mel Til lis — MCA 
Hey Shirley Hey Squirrley — Shirley 8 Squirrley — 
Mabel 

WSDS - DETROIT 

I.OU. — Jimmy Dean — Casino 
Is Forever LongerThan Always — Porter Wagoner 8 
Dolly Parton — RCA 

Lovin' Somebody On A Rainy Night — LaCosta — 
Capitol 

An Angel On My Shoulder — Joni Lee — MCA 
A Butterfly- For Buckey — Bobby Goldsboro — United 
Artists 

Goodnight My Love — Randy Barlow — Gazelle 
Please Tell Him That I Said Hello — Sue Richards — 
ABC/Dot 

It's Enough — Ronnie Prophet — RCA 
America The Beautiful — Charlie Rich — Epic 
Everything You 'd Never Want To Be — Joe Brock — 
Bryan 

WBAM - MONTGOMERY 

Here Comes The Freedom Train — Merle Haggard — 
Capitol 

Sleeping With A Memory — Kathy Barnes — Republic 
Give Her What She Wants — Charlie Ross — Big Tree 
MacArthur s Hand — Cal Smith — MCA 
So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad) — Connie 
Smith — Columbia 

I Don t Want It — Chuck Price — Playboy 
Here Comes That Girl Again — Tommy Overstreet — 
ABC/Dot 

Because You Believed In Me — Gene Watson — 

Capitol 

Sleep All Mornin' - - Ed Bruce — United Artists 

KSOP - SALT LAKE CITY 

I n Some Room Above The Street — Gary Stewart — 
RCA 

Vaya Con Dios — Freddy Fender — ABC/Dot 
You Always Look Your Best — George Jones — Epic 
Golden Oldie — Anne Murray — Capitol 
Is Forever LongerThan Always — Porter Wagoner 8 
Dolly Parton — RCA 
Was It Worth It — Joe Stampley — Epic 
Here ComesThe Freedom Train — Merle Haggard — 
Capitol 

Indian Nation — Billy Thunderkloud — Polydor 
The Sweetest Thing — Dottsy — RCA 
Who's Been There Since I've Been Gone — Hank 
Snow — RCA 

Lovin' Somebody On A Rainy Night — LaCosta — 
Capitol 

A Butterfly For Buckey — Bobby Goldsboro — United 
Artists 

Solitary Man — T G Sheppard - Hitsville 

Woman — David Wills — Epic 

It Makes Me Giggle — John Denver — RCA 

The Fool I've Been Today — Jerrv Wallace — Polvdor 

Save Your Kisses For Me — Margo Smith — WB 

continued on pg 42 





mWOROISOUT 

I’D JUST 
FOOL ENOUGH 

Mercury # 73792 

Another Super Single iy- 

FARON 
YOUNG 




Written by: 

MELVIN ENDSLEY 


Exclusively on: 

MERCURY RECORDS 


PUBLISHED BY: 



ode 


Personal Mgmt. & Booking: 

BILLY DEATON TALENT AGENCY 

1300 Division Street, Suite 103 
Nashville, Tennessee 37203 
(615) 244-4259 


May 29 1976 


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> gjsrasa 


Weeks 
On 

5/22 Chart 


1 AFTER ALL THE GOOD IS GOME 

CONWAY TWITTY ( MCA 40534) 

2WHATrVEGOTiNMIND jospEARS 

(United Artists U A XW764-Y) 

3 I’LL GET OVER YOU 

CRYSTAL GAYLE (United Artists UA XW 781 -Y) 

4 COME OH OVER 

OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN (MCA 40525) 

5 THAT’S WHAT MADE ME LOVE 
YOU 

BILL ANDERSON X MARY LOU TURNER 
(MCA 40533) 

6 ONE PIECE AT A TIME 

JOHNNY CASH (Columbia 3-10321) 

7 WHAT GOES ON WHEN THE SUN 
GOES DOWN 

RONNIE MILSAP (RCA JH 10593) 

8 WALK SOFTLY 

BILLY 1 CRASH CRADDOCK 
(ABC/ Dot DOA 17619) 

9 YOU VE GOT ME TO HOLD ON TO 

TANYA TUCKER (MCA 40540) 

10 HURT/FOR THE HEART 

ELVIS PRESLEY (RCA PB 1061) 

11 THE WINNER 

BOBBY BARE (RCA JH 10556) 

12 LONELY TEARDROPS 

NARVEL FELTS 'ABC/Dot DOA 17620) 

13 DON T PULL YOUR LOVE/THEN 
YOU CAN TELL ME GOODBYE 

GLEN CAMPBELL (Capitol P4245) 

1 4 MY EYES CAN ONLY SEE AS FAR 
AS YOU 

CHARLEY PRIDE (RCA JH 10592) 

15 SHE LL THROW STONES AT YOU 

FREDDIE HART (Capitol 4251 ) 

16 EL PASO CITY 

MARTY ROBBINStColumbia 3-10305) 

17 I COULDN T BE ME WITHOUT 
YOU 

JOHNNY RODRIGUEZ (Mercury 73769) 

18 STRANGER 

JOHNNY DUNCAN (Columbia 3-10302) 

19 FOREVER LOVERS 

MAC DAVIS (Columbia 3-10304) 

20 RED, WHITE AND BLUE 

LORETTA LYNN MCA 40541 ) 

21 MR. DOODLES 

DONNA FARGO (Warner Bros WBS8186) 

22 YOUR PICTURE IN THE PAPER 

THE STATLER BROTHERS ' Mercury 73785) 

23 MENTAL REVENGE 

MEL TILLIS (MGM M 14846) 

24 THE DOOR IS ALWAYS OPEN 

DAVE & SUGAR (RCA JH 10625) 

25 ALL THESE THINGS 

JOE STAMPLEY (ABC/Dot DOA 17642) 

26 I HAVE TO BE CRAZY 

WILLIE NELSON (Lone Star/Columbia 3-10327) 

27 TOGETHER AGAIN 

EMM YLOU HARRIS (Warner/Reprise RPS 1 346: 

28 LIVING PROOF 

HANK WILLIAMS JR IMGMM14845) 

29 NOTHIN’ TAKES THE PLACE OF 
YOU 

ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL (Capitol P4238) 

30 THE BIGGEST AIRPORT IN THE 
WORLD 

MOE BANDY (Columbia 3-1 03 13) 

31 I D JUST BE FOOL ENOUGH 

FARON YOUNG (Mercury 73782: 

32 SUSPICIOUS MINDS 

WAYLON JENNINGS X JESSI COLTER 
(RCA PB 10653) 

33 KENTUCKY MOONRUNNER 

CLEDUS MAGGARD f Mercury 73789 

34 AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL 

CHARLIE RICH (Epic 8-50222) 

35 I.O.U. 

JIMMY DEAN (Casmo052: 


11 

17 

14 


7 

19 

24 


32 


14 

8 

12 

9 

8 


1 10 


12 11 

16 8 


12 

4 

7 


May 29. 1976 


36 MERCY 

JEAN SHEPPARD (United Artists U A XW 776-Y) 

37 LOVE STILL MAKES THE WORLD 

GO ’ROUND 

STONEY EDWARDS (Capitol 4246) 

38 (HERE I AM) ALONE AGAIN 

' BILLY WALKER (RCA 10613) 

39 WITHOUT YOU 

JESSI COLTER (Capitol P4252) 

40 YESTERDAY JUST PASSED MY 
WAY AGAIN 

DON EVERLY (Hickory H368) 

41 YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL 

RAY STEVENS (Warner Bros WBS8189) 

42 HOMEMADE LOVE 

TOM BRESH (Farr 044: 

43 T FOR TEXAS 

TOMPALL AND HISOUTLAW BAND 
(Polydor PD 14314: 

44 LET YOUR LOVE FLOW 

BELLAMY BROS (Warner Bros /Curb 8169: 

45 CAN YOU HEAR THOSE 
PIONEERS 

REX ALLEN, JR. (Warner Bros WBS 8204) 

46 LONE STAR BEER AND BOB 
WILLS MUSIC 

RED STEAGALL (ABC/Dot DOA 17610) 

47 THERE WON T BE NO COUNTRY 
MUSIC (THERE WON’T BE NO 
ROCK N’ ROLL) 

CW McCALL (Polydor 14310) 

48 ROCKING IN ROSALEE’S BOAT 

NICK NIXON (Mercury 73772) 

49 LET ME LOVE YOU WHERE IT 
HURTS 

JIM EDBROWN 'RCA JH 10619) 

UNDER YOUR SPELL AGAIN 

BARBARA FAIRCHILD (Columbia 3-10314 

AIN’T NO HEARTBREAK 

DORSEY BURNETTE Melodyland/Motown 6031 : 

REALLY HAD A BALL LAST 
NIGHT 

CARMOL TAYLOR (Elektra E4531 2) 

53 WHEN SHE’S GOT ME (WHERE 
SHE WANTS ME) 

DAVID ALLAN COE (Columbia 3-10323: 

54 THAT’S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR 

BARBARA MANDRELL (ABC/Dot DOA 17623: 

55 ON THE REBOUND 

DEL REEVESX BILLIE JO SPEARS 
(UA XW 797-Y) 

56 PLEASE TELL HIM THAT I SAID 
HELLO 

SUE RICHARDS ( ABC/ Dot DOA 17622; 

57 WHEN SOMETHING IS WRONG 
WITH MY BABY 

SONNY JAMES (Columbia 3-10335 

58 HERE COMES THE FREEDOM 
TRAIN 

MERLE HAGGARD (Capitol P4267) 

59 AN ANGEL ON MY SHOULDER 

JONI LEE 'MCA 40553) 

60 NEGATORY ROMANCE 

TOMT HALL Mercury 73795: 

61 IT S ENOUGH 

RONNIE PROPHET (RCA JH 50205) 

62 LOVIN’ SOMEBODY ON A RAINY 
NIGHT 

LACOSTA (Capitol P4264) 

63 TILL I CAN MAKE IT ON MY OWN 

TAMM Y WYNETTE ( Epic 8-50196: 

64 HEART DON’T FAIL ME NOW 

RANDY CORNORf ABC/Dot DOA 17625; 

65 IS FOREVER LONGER THAN 
ALWAYS 

PORTER WAGONER & DOLLY PARTON 
(RCA PB 10652: 

66 FLASH OF FIRE 

HOYT AXTON (ASM 1811 


Weeks. 




Weeks 


On 




On 

5/22 

Chart 



5/22 Chart 



67 

A BUTTERFLY FOR BUCKEY 



37 

7 


BOBBY GOLDSBORO 






(United Artists U A XW 793-Y: 

80 

3 



68 

GONE AT LAST 






JOHNNY PAYCHECK (Epic 8-5021 5) 

76 

3 



69 

WILD SIDE OF LIFE/ROLLIN IN 



41 

6 


MY SWEET BABY’S ARMS 






MAURY FINNEY (Soundwaves SW 4531 

93 

2 

46 

7 

70 

IT TAKES ALL DAY (TO GET 






OVER NIGHT) 

DOUG KERSHAW (Warner Bros 8195: 

74 

2 

45 

7 

71 

VAYA CON DIOS 






FREDDY FENDER (ABC/Dot DOA 17627 

79 

2 

50 

4 

72 

ASHES OF LOVE 






JODY MILLER (Epic 8-50203) 

31 

9 

53 

4 

73 

1 DON’T DESERVE A MANSION 






CHARLEY PRIDE 'RCA PB 10643 

75 

4 



74 

DON’T THE GIRLS ALL GET 



49 

6 


PRETTIER AT CLOSING TIME 






MICKEY GILLEY (Playboy P6063A) 

23 

15 

15 

1 1 

75 

YOU ALWAYS LOOK YOUR BEST 






(HERE IN MY ARMS) 






GEORGE JONES(Epic8-50227) 

— 

1 

54 

4 

76 

LOVE REVIVAL 






MEL TILLIS (MCA 40559' 

— 

1 



77 

WAS IT WORTH IT 



30 

13 


JOE STAMPLEY (Epic 8-50224) 

— 

1 



78 

IN SOME ROOM ABOVE THE 






STREET 






GARY STEWART (RCA JH 10680) 

89 

2 

47 

9 

79 

GOLDEN OLDIE 






ANNE MURRAY (Capitol P4265 

83 

2 

26 

1 2 

80 

SOLITARY MAN 






TG SHEPPARD (Hitsville H6032F) 

— 

1 



81 

THIS MAN AND WOMAN THING 






JOHNNY RUSSELLIRCA PB 10667; 

84 

3 

57 

6 

82 

IT MAKES ME GIGGLE 






JOHN DENVER (RCA PB 10687: 

85 

2 

55 

6 

83 

TWILIGHT TIME 






CARL MANN (ABC/Dot DOA 17621: 

88 

6 



84 

INDIAN NATION 






BILLY THUNDERKLOUD & THE CHIEFTONES 






( Polydor PD 4321) 

94 

2 

63 

3 

85 

YOU MADE IT RIGHT 






OZARK MOUNTAIN DAREDEVILS (ASM 1809, 

— 

1 



86 

SAVE YOUR KISSES FOR ME 



71 

6 


MARGO SMITH Warner Bros WBS 821 3: 

— 

1 



87 

THE MAN FROM BOWLING 



65 

4 


GREEN BOB LUMAN Epic 8-50216) 

91 

2 



88 

WOMAN 



64 

4 


DAVID WILLS (Epic 8-50228: 

99 

2 



89 

I’LL GET BETTER 






SAMMI SMITH Elektra E45320) 


1 



90 

SO SAD (TO WATCH GOOD LOVE 






GO BAD) 






CONNIE SMITH (Columbia 3-10345: 


1 



91 

YOU COULD KNOW AS MUCH 



66 

3 


ABOUT A STRANGER 






GENE WATSON (Capitol 4214: 

68 

1 5 



92 

DRINKIN’ MY BABY (OFF MY 






MIND) 






EDDIE RABBITT (Elektra 45301 : 

51 

16 

69 

2 

93 

THE SWEETEST THING (I’VE 



72 

4 


EVER KNOWN) Dottsy rca jh 10666, 



1 



94 

1 GOTTA GET DRUNK 



73 

5 


WILLIE NELSON (RCA JH 10591 ) 

67 

8 



95 

LET ME BE YOUR FRIEND 






MACK WHITE (Commercial 1317 

52 

13 

82 

3 

96 

ASK ANY CHEATER WHO 






KNOWS 



42 

1 5 


FREDDY WELLER (Columbia 3-1 0300: 

60 

9 



97 

THE LITTLEST COWBOY RIDES 



70 

2 


AGAIN 






ED BRUCE United Artists XW 774-9: 

48 

10 



98 

SUN COMIN’ UP 






NAT STUCKEY MCA 40519' 

59 

13 

78 

3 

99 

THAT’S ALL SHE WROTE 






RAY PRICE ABC/Dot DOA 17616; 

58 

11 

81 

3 

100 

THE LAST LETTER 






WILLIE NELSON (United ArtistsUA 14921) 

38 

9 


ALPHABETIZED TOP 100 COUNTRY SINGLES (INCLUDING PUBLISHERS AND LICENSEES) 


A Butterfly (Unart/Pen In Hand — BMI) 67 

After All The Good (Twitty Bird — BMI; 1 

Ain't No Heartbreak (Brother Karls — BMI) 51 

All TheseThings(Tune-Kel —BMI) 25 

I America The Beautiful (Julet - BMI) 34 

An Angel On My Shoulder (Warner 

Tamerlane — BMI: ...... 59 

Ashes Of Love (Acuff-Rose — BMI 1 72 

Ask Any Cheater (Jack S Bill — ASCAP) 96 

Can You Hear Those (Boxer - BMI) 45 

Come On Over (Casserole/Flamm —BMI) 4 

Don't Pull Your Love (ABC/Dunhill/ 

Acuff-Rose — BMI) 13 

Don't The Girls All (Singletree — BMI) 74 

I Drinkin My Baby (Unichaopell/S-P-R — BMI) 92 
| El Paso City (Mariposa — BMl 16 

I Flash Of Fire (Lady Jane — BMI ) 66 

Forever Lovers (Tree - BMl ; 19 

Golden Oldie (Kengorous — ASCAP) 79 

Gone At Last (Paul Simon — BMI) 68 

Heart Don’t Fail MefPublicare — ASCAP: 64 

| Here Comes The Freedom ( Wa-We — ASCAP) , 58 

I (Here I Am: Alone Again (Show Biz — BMI) 38 

Home Made Love (Unart — SMI) 42 

Hurt/For The Heart (Miller — ASCAP) 10 

I Couldn't Be Me (Return/ATV — BMI) 17 

I'd Just Be Fool Enough (Acuff-Rose — BMI) . . 31 


I Don't Deserve A MansionIChess — ASCAP) ... 73 

I Gotta Get Drunk (Tree — BMl ; 94 

I Have To Be Crazy (Prophecy — ASCAP) 26 

I'll Get Better(Debdave/8riarpatch — BMI) . , ,89 

I'll Get Over You (Pulleybone — ASCAP) 3 

Indian Nation (Acuff-Rose — BMI) 84 

In Some Room (Tree — BMI ; 78 

I O.U (Plainview — BMI) 35 

I Really Had (Glad/Blackjack — BMI) 52 

Is Forever Longer (Owepar - BMI) 65 

It Makes Me Giggle (Cherry Lane — ASCAP) ... .82 

It's Enough (Chappell — CAPAC) 61 

It Takes All Day (Acuff-Rose — BMI) 70 

Kentucky Moonrunner (Unichappell — BMI) 33 

Let Me Be Your (Acuff-Rose — BMI) 95 

Let Me Love You (Acoustic — BMI) 49 

Let Your Love Flow (Loaves & Fishes — BMI ) . .44 

Living Proof (Bocephus — BMI) 28 

LonelyTeardropsfMerrimac — BMI) ... 12 

Lone Star Beer (Rodeo Cowboy/ 

Otter Creek - BMI ) 46 

Love Revival (Sawgrass — BMI) 76 

Love Still Makes (Babcock North/ 

Charlie Finch — BMI) 37 

Lovin Somebody (Leeds/Antique — ASCAP; ... 62 

Mental Revenge (Cedarwood — BMI) 23 

Mercy (Stallion —BMI) 36 


Mr Doodles (Prima Donna -- BMl; 21 

My Eyes Can See (Ensign — BMI) 14 

Negatory Romance (Hallnote - BMI) 60 

Nothin Takes The Place (Su-Ma - BMI ) 29 

One Piece At A Time (Tree — BMI) 6 

On The Rebound (Gee Whiz — BMI) 55 

Please Tell Him That (Chrysalis — ASCAP) 56 

Red White And Blue(Sure Fire - BMI) 20 

Rocking In Rosalee'sfHall Clement — BMI) . 48 

Save Your Kisses (Easy Listening — ASCAP) 86 

She'll Throw Stones ' Al Cartee - BMI ) 15 

Solitary Man (Tallyrand — BMI) 80 

So Sad (Acuff-Rose — BMl) 90 

Stranger ( Resaca — BMI ) 18 

Sun Cornin' Ud (Stuckey — BMI) 98 

Suspicious Minds (Screen Gems/Col — BMl: ,32 

T ForTexasfPeerlnt I —BMI) 43 

ThatsAII She Wrote 'Fullness — BMI) 99 

That's What Friends Are (Pi-Gem - BMI) 54 

That'sWhat Made Me (Stallion — BMI) 5 

The Biggest Airport (Acuff-Rose — BMI ) 30 

The Door Is Always Open (Jack — BMI) 24 

The Last Letter (M M. Cole — BMI) 100 

The Littlest Cowboy (Contention -SESAC) 97 

The Man From Bowling Green 
(Danor/Pax House BMl; 87 


There Won't Be No (American 

Gramophone -SESAC) 47 

• The Sweetest (Sterling/Addison St -ASCAP: 93 

The Winner(Evil Eye — BMI) 11 

This Man And Woman (Rogan - BMl : 81 

Til I Can Make It ' Algee/Altam BMI) 63 

Together Again (Central BMl: 27 

Twilight Time (Devon — BMI) 83 

Jnder Your Spell (Central Songs — BMI ) .50 

Vaya Con Dios I Morley - ASCAP; 71 

Walk Softly 'Tamerlane/Van McCoy — BML 8 

Was ItWorth It (Al Galileo -BML 77 

What Goes On When (Chess — ASCAP: 7 

What I've Got 'House of Gold BML . ...2 

When She's Got Me (Window BMI : 53 

When Something 'publisher pending: 57 

Wild Side Of Life (Travis - BMI 69 

Without You (Baron — BML . 39 

Woman (Maclen — BMli 88 

Yesterday Just Passed (Acuff-Rose — BML 40 
You Always Look (Tree - BML 75 

You Are So Beautiful (Irving/Web BMI/ 

Almo/Preston — ASCAP: 41 

YouCould Know As'Hotel — ASCAP: 91 

You Made It John Dillion E Anderson— BML 85 
YourPicture In (Amer Cowboy BMI) 22 

You've Got Me (Leeds/Antique ASCAP; 9 






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DEALER REPORTS: 

^"Very heavy sales" 

^"One of the best selling albums we've 
had in two years" 

^"All we have to do with this album is just 
display it and it moves" 

^"Our sales have doubled" 

^ "A collectors album that will sell all year " 

^”A masterpiece that's making money for us" 















RY SINGLES RE VIEWS/ALBUM REVIEWS 


CHET ATKINS RCA JH 10614 

Frog Kissin 3:1 7. ' Ahab Music Co. — BMI ) ( Buddy Kalb) 

rhe flavor of fairytales and minstrel shows. Chet Atkins sings this clever novel- 
.vhich we predict will be the hottest single since "The Streak." Produced and ar- 
ranged by Ray Stevens, the surprise is not that Chet sings, it’s that he hasn't done it 

sooner 

GEORGE JONES & TAMMY WYNETTE (Epic 8-50235) 

Golden Ring '3:01 'Tree Pub Co — BMP 'B Braddock, R Van Hoy) 

Back together — on record — Tammy and George vocalize in solid country style 
about a wedding ring. Sounds like a lot of box and air action 
TOMMY OVERSTREET l ABC Dot DOA1 7630) 

Here Comes That Girl Again (2:54) ^Chappell & Co. — ASCAP) (R. Bourke. G. Dob- 
bins. J. Wilson’, 

Tommy's back with a new producer. Ron Chancey. and a new rock/blues flavored 
sound about saying yes and no. Good bet for heavy cross-over. 

EDDIE RABBITT'Elektra E-4531 5- A) 

Rocky Mountain Music f 3 3 2 1 (Briar Patch Music — BMP, ^Eddie Rabbitt) 

Do You RightTonight'2 29) 'Briar Patch, Debdave — BMP 
This one will fight itself on two excellent sides — take your pick. "Do You Right 
Tonight" makes a promise with a light up-tempo, slightly gospel flavored sound 
"Rocky Mountain Music" fits the MOR up-tempo story bag. Produced by David 
Malloy. 

LARRY GATLIN WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS (Monument ZS8-8696) 

Warm And Tender ( 2:42) (First Generation Music — BMP (Larry Gatlin) 

From the LP "Larry Gatlin And Family" comes this Fred Foster-produced tender 
love ballad with Larry's distinctive folk/club/progressive/country style. A good cross- 
over 

CAL SMITH 'MCA 40563) 

MacArthur s Hand '3:05) (Tree Pub. Co — BMP (Don Wayne) 

A laid-back country sound with a story lyric about a war hero's veneration of 
MacArthur Pulled from the "Jason's Farm" LP. it was produced by Walter Haynes and 
will be played by those who remember 
THE HECKELS 'RCA JH 10685) 

A Cowboy Like You f 2:08 ) (Moss Rose Pub / Ensign Music — BMP (Tompall Glaser) 
This new group produced by Roy Dea captures the “outlaw" sound and could cap- 
ture good charting on their first outing. 

GENE WATSON 'Capitol P4279) 

Because You Believed In Me (2:54) (Belinda Music — BMI) (Owens — Hall Vowell) 

No doubt about this solid country ballad pulled from the LP "Because You Believed 
In Me" — prediction is top charting and box action. Russ Reeder and Bob Webster 
produced 

WEBB PIERCE 'Plantation PL 1 41 ) 

Appleton (2:40) 'T uesday Music — BMP (Webb Pierce. Max Powell. Arnold Pillows) 
Webb Pierce sings and Shelby Singleton. Jr. produces this true story lyric set to an 
up-tempo country sound. Could happen — country style. 

ROY HEAD 'ABC/Dot DOA 1 7629) 

Bridge For Crawling Back (2:1 3) (Ma-Ree Music/Porter Jones — ASCAP) (R. Porter 
B. E. Jones! 

It's rockabilly bump, and sounds like the jingle of many quarters in the boxes. 
Pulled from the LP "Head First.” it should pull much chart action Bud Logan pro- 
duced 

MARY LOU TURNER fMCA 40566) 

It s Different With You 13:44) (Stallion Music BMI) (Bill Anderson; 

Mary Lou sets her own style on this Bill Anderson-penned lyric. Produced by Snuf- 
fy Miller, the title tells the story. 

VERNON OXFORD (RCA JH 10693) 

Redneck! (The Redneck National Anthem) (2 28) (Velour — BMI) (Mitch Torok. 
Ramona Redd) 

Aimed straight at the boxes and charts. Vernon Oxford delivers a solid hand- 
clappin'. foot stompin’, country fiddle sound. Produced by Bob Ferguson, it can’t miss 
the top if given a chance 
MICHAEL CLARK r Capitol P4275) 

Busted Down In Houston ^ 2: 59 ) (Window Music - BMP (Michael Clark) 

Newcomer Michael Clark projects solid charisma in fine style. Listen well, we pre- 
dict this to be first of many good ones. 

ED BRUCE 'United Artists U A XW 81 1 -Y) 

Sleep All Mornin’ (2:29) (United Artists Music/Big Ax - ASCAP) (A Harvey) 

It's back to early rock 'n' roll on this Larry Butler-produced. Alex Harvey-penned 
tune Chances are it will "roll" on the boxes, along with the same good charting 
SHYLO (Columbia 3-10343) 

Livin' On Love Street ^ 2:08) (Partner/Julep — BMI ) (R Scaife. D. Hogan) 

With a mellow Texas swing. Shylo tells the tale of awareness thru love Produced by 
Larry Rogers, it's a sure bet for charting. 

LARRY BUTLER ( United Artists U A XW 809-Y) 

Theme From "Stay Hungry’(2:52) (Unart/United Artists - ASCAP) (Adaption by B 
Berline. B Langhorn) 

Larry Butler has produced the theme from "Stay Hungry" in true hand clappin'. 
buck dancin’ style An instrumental, we predict a lot of extra plays and hopefully 
charting 

RAY PENNINGTON (Zodiac ZS 1 003) 

I Can t Get Up By Myself f 2 48) (Dunbar — BMI) (Ray Pennington) 

Ray Pennington wrote, sang and co-produced this jazz-flavored pop/country style 
tune about that ole depressed feelin'. I nteresting! 

MIKE AND MICKEY (Starday SD 1 40) 

We Don’t Want The World (2:35) (Power Play — BMI ) (James Coleman. Moe Lytle) 

This one is pure country, and this duo sings about not needing much since they've 
got love However, they might get charting and box plays along with their love. 

JJ BARRIE (Buddah BDA 525) 

No Charge '3:43, 'LondonTree Music) (Harland Howard) 

Melba Montgomery went #1 with this Harland Howard tune, and now JJ Barrie has 
come up with a male version that's not quite as country, produced by Bill Amesbury. 





CONWAY TWITTY - Now And Then - MCA 2206 

Same man. same talent — different showcase 
This is also true of the background musicians 
who have contributed to and made "The Nash- 
ville Sound " A Conway Twitty collector's item. 
"Then" is pure rock — "Now" is pure country. 
The "Then" selections are “It's Only Make 
Believe." "I'll Try "Danny Boy. " "Lonely Blue 
Boy" and "Mona Lisa." and the "Now" side in- 
cludes "After All The Good Is Gone." "I Got A 
Good Thing Going." There's More Love In 
These Arms You Push Away." "At Least One 
Time" and "I Don't Feel Like Lovin' You." We 
loved him then and we love him now! 


JONI LEE - MCA 21 94 

On her first album Joni Lee has included her 
hit singles "Don't Cry Joni." "I'm Sorry Charlie." 
and her current "Angel On My Shoulder " Other 
selections are “It Really Doesn't Matter 
Anymore.’' "I'v:e Just Got To Know.'' 
"Playmates." "Baby Love " "Just Lead The Way.” 
"Run Like A Thief "And A Little Girl Cried." 
many of which would do well as singles. Two of 
our favorites are "Just Lead The Way” and "Baby 
Love." Like WOW — she's terrific. 


ONE PIECE AT A TIME - Johnny Cash And The 

Tennessee Three - Columbia KC 34193 

In his liner notes for this LP. Johnny Cash 
writes: “Like a favorite old shoe that you pulled 
off and threw in the trash then found your new 
ones hurt your feet, wore them new ones all you 
could, then shined the old ones up real good, felt 
as natural as an old familiar street — like a warm- 
ing April wind, here ! am back again." In addition 
to his hit single "One Piece At A Time." he sings 
"Let There Be Country." ''In A Young Girl's 
Mind." "Mountain Lady." "Michigan City Howdy 
Do." "Sold Out Of Flagpoles." "Committed To 
Parkview." "Daughter Of A Railroad Man." “Love 
Has Lost Again" and "Go On Blues." 

A RUMOR IN MY OWN TIME - Steven Fromholz 
- Capitol ST 11521 

Steven Fromholz is the latest in a long line of 
country artists to come out of Austin. Texas, and 
shows off both his singing and songwriting ability 
on this LP. which contains nine Fromholz com- 
positions. plus John Sebastian's "She's A Lady." 
Backed by such sidemen as Doug Dillard, John 
Sebastian and Willie Nelson. Fromholz shines on 
"Blue Lines On White Linen." "Ain't It Nice To 
Be Alone." "Late Nite Neon Shadows." "Dear 
Darcie" and "I'd Have To Be Crazy." Some cuts 
should see airplay on progressive as well as 
country stations. 


SIDE OF THE ROAD GANG - Capitol ST 1 1 526 

Many sides of country combine in this LP to 
make up the new country sound which we pre- 
dict will appeal to many listeners. Selections are 
“What Am I Doin' Hangin' "Round." “Hear That 
Whistle Blow." "Broken Hearted People.” 'Sittin' 
By The Side Of The Road." "Yours For Life." 
“People In Dallas Got Hair." "Suitcase Life." 
"Runaway Heart." “Lovesick Blues" and "On A 
Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor " Favorites are 
“What Am I Doin' Hangin' Round." "Sittin" By 
The Side Of The Road " Mike Leech produced 
and executive producers are Paul Tannen and 
Don Shafer 


FRUSHAY COUNTRY - Ray Frushay - Casino 

C201 

Blending country sounds with today's pro- 
gressive beat. Ray Frushay has a sophisticated, 
hand-clapping, foot stomping style. Wed bag it 
“country mood music." and well worth the listen. 
Selections are "Lets All Help The Cowboys.” 
"Black Cloud Over Austin." "Sounds Of Yester- 
day." "I Love You For What You Are." "Follow 
Your Drum," "And Then I'll Fly Away." "I Want To 
Do It With You." "Amy (You're Livin' Way Too 
Fast)” and "Fat Man Song.” 


36 


May 29 1976 



TALENT ON STAGE 


O’ Jays 

Melba Moore 


WESTCHESTER PREMIER THEATRE, 
TARRYTOWN. NY — The O' Jays, one of 
the foremost exponents of the 
"Philadelphia sound." brought their stick 
stage show to the Westchester Premier 
Theatre Supported by the Backstabbers 
Band, they offered polished renditions of 
songs that have permanently secured 
their position as one of the maior forces 
in contemporary music. 

"Survival" and "Give The People What 
They Want as well as "Unity" and 
"Family Reunion." their latest 
Philadelphia International album re- 
layed the lyric importance to a receptive 
crowd. 

Successfully warming up the au- 
dience. the O Jays performed a short ex- 
citing medley including such hits as 
"Backstabbers." "Love Train" and "Put 
Your Hands Together, abruptly slowing 
down the pace for a stirring version of 
Morris Albert's "Feelings." Never a gap 


to be filled they broke into "For The 
Love Of Money" complete with manual 
vocal phasing and an uptempo version of 
"Livin' For The Weekend, their latest 
hit. 

After encoring with “I Love Music. 
Eddie Levert. Walter Williams and the 
temporary member Sammy Strain were 
presented with gold record awards for 
their latest album and single, a deserved 
encore for a superb musical evening 

Buddah recording artist Melba Moore 
opened the show with songs from her 
latest album "This Is It." Faring well on 
ballads like "I'm His Lady" and 
Gershwin's "Summertime Ms Moore 
seemed to enthrall the audience with her 
high-pitched falsetto on "Make Me 
Believe In You" and "I Got Love." With a 
tighter band and smaller surroundings. 
Melba Moore will undoubtedly come into 
the spotlight 

s.y.s. 


Al Green 
Jimmie Walker 

SAHARA TAHOE LAKE TAHOE — The during his entire set. 


Santana 
David Sancious 


BEACON THEATER. NYC - With all the 
current hubbub over the crossover 
potential of Latin music, it's easy to 
forget that Carlos Santana achieved ear- 
ly success bringing Latin and African 
rhythms to rock followers. The Santana 
group's latest incarnation includes old 
and new personnel, playing a similarly 
mixed bag of pieces from the group's 
Columbia repertoire At the center of a 
darkened stage adorned with tall and 
quite alive oalm trees straw-hatted San- 
tana emerged in the spotlight strumming 
an acoustic introduction to "Gitano. 
from the new album, "Amigos." From 
there the show attained increasing levels 
of intensity each piece reaching its own 
peak of excitement The single "Let It 
Shine." was danceably rhythmic, while 
"Eurooa" was the most dramatically ar- 
resting new song. The audience couldn't 
have been more pleased with the two en- 
cores. "Soul Sacrifice" and "Evil Ways ." 

The sometimes confusing echo quality 
of the overall sound, usually a problem 

Byron Berline & Sundance 
/Steven Fromholz 

TROUBADOUR L A - Lately it seems 
that every new country artist comes out 
of Texas, and Steven Fromholz is no ex- 
ception. Fromholz has been a fixture on 
the Austin scene for several years and 
was a member of Stephen Stills' 
"Manassas." but has only this year begun 
to receive national attention. Now he has 
a brand new debut LP on Capitol Rec- 
ords and Willie Nelson's version of his 
"I'd Have To Be Crazy" is soaring to the 
top of the country charts. Fromholz 
shouldn't have to wait too long for a chart 
record of his own. because he has not 
one but two new singles — "She's A 
Lady" (a John Sebastian hit a few 
seasons ago! aimed at the pop market, 
and "Late Nite Neon Shadows." which 
was composed by Fromholz and is 
geared for country play. 

In his recent Troubadour gig. From- 
holz suggested that everyone in the au- 
dience run right out and buy thirty-five 
copies of his new Capitol LP "A Rumor I n 
My Own Time." and offered the best 
possible reason for doing so by singing 
eight of the ten songs on the album in- 
cluding the humorous "Bears." the sen- 
timental "Dear Darcie" and the lilting 
“Knockin' On Wood Combining the 
sensitivity of a folk artist with the humor 
and energy of a country performer. 
Steven Fromholz will soon be much 
more than a rumor in any time. Though 
backed by only two guitars and his own. 
Fromholz has such a powerful voice and 

continued on og 42 


Sahara Tahoe stands amidst millions of 
pine trees and the largest alpine lake in 
the United States The lush green and 
crystal blue surroundings were the per- 
fect place to catch one of America's pre- 
mier singers. Al Green 
This was the first time Al has ventured 
into the large casino showroom atmo- 
sphere and he succeeded in winning 
over the audience with a warm and affec- 
tions show Backed by his band and 
Quiet Elegance. Al looked very dapper 
in a black velvet suit. Naturally roses 
were on stage and Al threw them to all 
the lovely ladies in the opening night au- 
dience. The 7.000-ft. plus altitude may 
have had something to do with it 
because Al's voice really hit those high 
notes. Just like the clean crisp air. Al's 
voice was clean, tight and razor sharp 


' I’m Still In Love With You," "Tired Of 
Being Alone." “Let's Stay Together ” and 
“Love And Happiness" were just a few of 
his greatest hits that were performed. Al 
also performed his single “Let It Shine." 
from his " Full Of Fire" LPon Hi/London. 

It would have been nice if Al would 
have mixed up his show with some stan- 
dards or medleys of some of the greats of 
the past; however, the audience seemed 
content and enchanted with one of the 
best singers of this generation. 

Jimmie Walker who opened for Al was 
very funny. The Black Prince's humor 
was right-on and dyn-o-mite. Especially 
funny was his story about himself taking 
an algebra test in junior high school. Jim- 
mie Walker has a very promising future 
ahead of him in the world of comedy. 

j.l. 


with high volume performances in this 
hall did nothing to interfere with ap- 
preciation nor did the backing vocals, 
which were not as proficient as Greg 
Walker's lead Santana put about as 
much emotional energy into their 
performance as could be imagined and it 
burst forth in joyous vibration Carlos 
Santana's electric guitar soars to the 
point where the members of the band 
cannot help but follow Ndugu. playing 
an advanced drum kit including timbales 
and open shelled tom-toms capable of 
instant variations in pitch took anything 
Santana gave out and returned it 
doublefold For talent used to full poten- 
tial. audience enthusiasm was justified 

First to take the stage was Tone 
featuring Epic solo artist David Sancious. 
who was reviewed here recently 

P d. 

Eric Andersen 

SCHOENBURG HALL UCLA — The 
young woman repeated the three words 
to herself over and over "Violets Of 
Dawn " Eric Anderen didn t play that 
one much to the woman's disappoint- 
ment. but he did run through a number of 
his older songs as well as songs from his 
recent Arista LP "Sweet Surprise." 

Andersen is one mid-sixties trouba- 
dour who has been able to stay in touch 
with the times His writing has changed, 
matured in both style and content One 
song from his new album " How It Goes 
has a lyrical depth and melody strong 
enough to compare it favorably to some 
of Dylan's latest work. 

Particularly moving was Andersen's 
performance of his song that has 
become a folk standard "Thirsty Boots “ 
Dedicated to the memory of Phil Ochs 
the tune has been musically reworked 
through the years and is now an entity in 
itself. The guitar arrangement was 
supremely tasteful and always interest- 
ing. and Andersen's gritty, emotion- 
packed voice became a collage of dif- 
ferent meanings. Another pleasing 
number was the successful single from 
the "Blue River LP "Is It Really Love At 
All." Andersen has remained in the in- 
dustry mainsteam for so long, in part 
because of his innovative ways with 
melody That tune was a prime example 
of his talent in that direction More re- 
cent songs indicated that his abilities 
have matured even further. 

With these new. tightly crafted tunes 
Eric Andersen's performance cries out 
for a backing band While his guitar play- 
ing is more than proficient, he really 
needs a drummer, piano player and 
backing guitars in order to put across the 
full power of his songs. i-m. 


Al Wilson/D.J. Rogers/ 
Streetcorner Symphony 


INTERNATIONAL ROOM. BEVERLY 
HILTON. BEVERLY HILLS — "I've Got 
A Feeling" that Al Wilson is going to be a 
lot bigger, was the feeling everyone had 
at the culmination of a strong set by this 
Playboy recording artist recently at the 
Beverly Hills Hilton. Wilson's dynamic 
soul voice provided a constant get-down 
beat that, complemented by the backup 
instruments, saw an evening of some of 
the best strict R&B stuff unfold right in 
front of your ears Wilson s success so far 
has been mostly from hits that haven't 
taken the nation by storm, but his 
versatility on his own and others' 
material certainly allude to a big future 
for this artist. 

Dressed in an all-white suit. D.J. 
Rogers strutted on stage ready to put on 
a really funk show And that he did 
Rogers' intimacy with the audience (he 
had 'em all clappin' on the second tune) 
is phenomenal 

When he works a song lyrically, the 
group behind him work the same song in 


movement. It's that total commitment by 
the headline star and the group that give 
the audience their money's worth. From 
the pulsating rhythms of songs non-so- 
familiar to Rogers' fans, to the lilting 
vocal on "Say You Love Me " a smash for 
D J . the show's aliveness and ex- 
uberance were something that caught on 
with all. 

Streetcorner Symphony, a group that 
does their thing a cappella, do it well, but 
they take too long They do a '50s and 
'60s medley of hits like "I Can t Help 
Myself " and "Have You Seen Her?" that 
is pleasant and well received But if this 
group wants to achieve success 
wherever they go. they must find a way 
to bottle up the energy that both 
enchants but soon begins to annoy the 
crowd And they should bottle up the 
time taken to distribute that energy for 
sometimes an opening act should be 
short and sweet, so the audience can call 
it back if they like. 

j.b.c. 


Dr. Feelgood 
The Ramones 

Dr Feelgood on version of Lieber and Stollers “Riot In 


BOTTOM LINE NYC 
Columbia and the Ramones on Sire are 
two recently signed groups that stand 
out with individually styled caricatures of 
rock 'n' roll. Although some sense of 
humor seems necessary in the apprecia- 
tion of either, they do not parody or 
make any all out attempt at humor. 
Rather, they emphasize or exaggerate 
some feature or period of rock music, 
turning out sounds that seem bizarre 
against the mainstream of contemporary 
popular styles. 

Dr Feelgood derives some of its re- 
pertoire from the fifties, and even its 
original numbers effect the rhythm and 
blues that must have been heard in 
English pubs over a decade ago. 
Feelgood members are outspoken 
critics of the slickening techniques of the 
modern studio, and their live 
performance proves their actions are 
true to their word Their sound is crisp, 
their renditions tight, and the musi- 
cianship. especially in the case of lead 
guitarist Wilko Johnson, is sophisticated 
to a point belied by the simple forms in 
which they work Lead vocalist Lee 
Brilleaux joins Johnson in some out- 
rageous onstage antics, while he con- 
tributes with harmonica and slide guitar. 
Dr. Feelgood presented selections from 
their album "Malpractice." from shuffles 
like “Going Back Home" to rockers such 
as "Another Man " Traditional numbers 
included Muddy Waters' "Rollin’ And 
Tumblin' " and a pull-out-the-stops 


Cell Block #9." where John B. Sparks' 
bass and Big Figure's drumming pro- 
vided more than enough bump and 
grind Although their desire for dance- 
ability can lead to a steadiness in rhythm 
that becomes tiresome by the set's end. 
Dr Feelgood are exciting on stage. As 
an encore. “Great Balls of Fire" left ever- 
yone with a good taste. 

Occupying a musical slot somewhere 
in the dark netherworld between 
Herman's Hermit's and ZZ Top. the 
Ramones are presently in the position to 
expose their brand of New York Bowery 
rock to a national audience. This “open- 
ing” coincided with the release of 
"Ramones’’ on Sire, although the 
leather-jacketed crew still play at their 
old hangout. CBGB’s. No instrumental 
expertise is involved in their music's ex- 
ecution, yet the concept is esoteric. 
When looked upon as the extreme of 
rock at its most basic, the Ramones 
music seems to appeal to critics who 
would normally have no use for middle 
ground hard rock groups. The entire set. 
over 15 tunes in all. was executed in un- 
der 30 minutes, including "Beat On The 
Brat" and the single. "Blitzkrieg Bob." 
Truthfully, unless one tries really hard to 
believe, the various permutations of 
three chords that make up the Ramones' 
repertoire might easily all sound the 
same. As musical extremists, the 
Ramones seem to inspire love and hate 
and those reactions promise to continue. 

p.d. 


May 29 1976 


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The tall pine trees and crystal blue waters of Lake Tahoe were the perfect back- 
ground for A I Green's debut at the Sahara Tahoe Hotel. Al's great voice was clear and 
sweet throughout his show. Al's band and Quiet Elegance made the evening memora- 
ble. Later backstage Al said that the 7.000 foot altitude did affect his voice at first dur- 
ing rehearsals prior to the show, but after a few days he said he had it together. 
Jimmie Walker, one of the stars of “Good Times,” opened for Al. Jimmie was red-hot 
opening night. Jimmie, who records comedy LPs for Buddah said he is currently 
working on material fora new LP plus working out details for his next motion picture. 

Ben Vereen was also in Tahoe at Harrah s along with Don Rickies. Ben is loaded with 
talent, and he won the crowds' hearts with a dazzling display of singing and dancing. 
One of the highlights being a tribute to Bert Williams, a vaudeville star back in the 
days of the Ziegfeld Follies. Don Rickies', everybody's favorite Mr Nice Guy. as usual 
had the crowd rolling in the aisles with his rapid-fire humor . 



HAVIN' A PARTY - Prior to their European tour the Supremes were joined by Motown 
executives for a bon voyage party. The girls are back on the scene with a new LP. 

“ High Energy." and a new single entitled “Let My Heart Do The Walking ." Shown 
above from left to right are: Don Chaskey, east coast regional sales mgr : Jim 
Schwartz of Schwartz Bros distributors in DC: Mike Lushka vice president of 
Motown sales division: Scherrie Payne: Gerald Bowie of Schwartz Bros.: Mary 
Wilson: Sysaye Greene and Barney Ales. Motown executive vp. 


The Ebony Music Awards show will be taped June 8 at the Hollywood Palace The 
show is being produced in cooperation with the Johnson Publishing Company, Edgar 
Charles Productions and Merv Griffin Productions. The winners of the awards in 
various categories include Grover Washington Jr., Herbie Hancock. Blackbyrds, Quin- 
cy Jones, Donald Byrd, J.J. Johnson, Bobbi Humphrey. Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Ramsey 
Lewis, Count Basie. Billy Cobham. George Benson, Ray Brown, Lionel Hampton, 
Roberta Flack, Billy Paul, Betty Carter, Earth, Wind & Fire, Stevie Wonder, Minnie 
Riperton, Graham Central Station, Esther Phillips, B.B. King, Rev. James Cleveland, 
Mighty Clouds of Joy, People's Choir of Operation Push, Inez Andrews. To be inducted 
into the Ebony Music Awards Hall of Fame are Miles Davis, Temptations, Smokey 
Robinson, Jimmy Witherspoon. Rev. C.L. Franklin and Original Five Blind Boys. Awards 
for the Posthumous Hall of Fame include Cannonball Adderley, John Coltrane, Sam 
Cooke, Louis Jordan, Wes Montgomery, Bessie Smith, T-Bone Walker and Dinah 
Washington. Natalie Cole and Marvin Gaye are going to co-host the program Labelle. 
Billy Paul and Shirley Caesar will perform. 

“Hot Stuff." off the Rolling Stones' LP “Black And Blue. " is being rush-released this 
week by Atlantic. This is the long-awaited special 12 inch disco version Rapped 
with Don Cornelius last week and Cornelius said he has iust finished up the new 
Whispers LP They record for Cornelius and Dick Griffey's label Soul Train Records 
distributed by RCA. Cornelius said the LPwill be released sometime in June. 

Forever. Incorporated, a radio announcers and record industry group will hold its 
first national conference in Detroit May 27-29 at the St. Regis Hotel. The group's at- 
torney Lucile A. Watts has announced that Ben Holman, of the community relations 
section of the United States Justice Department will highlight the workshops Other 
participants include Roy Williams, administrative assistant to Governor William G. 
Milikin, Jim Ingram, civil rights activist. Jim Reese, WJLB news director and the Rev. 
C.L Franklin, Al Hudson and the Soul Partners will provide entertainment at the ban- 
quet which will also present the first Coleman Young journalistic award for print- 
media reporting and the Boy Brown Memorial Award to a radio announcer for ex- 
cellence in community contributions. 

Chatted with Dick Griffey last week and Dick said that Johnnie Taylor should be in 
the L.A. area sometime in July or early August. Dick is also working on getting the 
Parliaments in town . New Birth have a new debut single with Warner Bros, entitled 
“Long And Winding Road " The group is currently working on a new stage act that re- 
volves around a musical theme ala the Broadway style. Bill Whitten is designing cos- 
tumes for the group with Sid and Marty Kroft doing the prop designs. Their debut LP 
for Warners “Love Potion." will be released in June. A European tour is scheduled for 
the group in the fall. 

Tony Sylvester, formerly with the Main Ingredient has been signed by Mercury Rec- 
ords. Tony's debut single for the company will be “ Magic Touch. ” No release date has 
been set . Jimmy Bee is beginning to smoke up the charts with his latest single on 
C alia Records “ Breaking Up Is Hard To Do. " 

The Stairsteps came up to Cash Box offices last week. The fellows, all brothers, 
have been doing their thing now since 1955. They began singing at home with the 
help of their father who acts as their manager. They recently had a smash for their 
new label Dark Horse with “ From Us To You." Oddly enough the brothers were always 
into the Beatles and when they first met George Harrison it was like a dream come 
true. The fellows currently have a new single out entitled “ Tell Me Why. " Their book- 
ing agency Gemini Artists is currently working up a tour for the Stairsteps to come off 

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Chris Hall, program director at KATZ, crowned a lovely lady Miss Midnight Lady 
during the intermission of the Rare Earth concert in St. Louis last week. The lovely 
miss was selected through contestants sending in pictures to the station. The mid- 
night lady also received a night on the town with Rare Earth following the concert, 
plus their catalog of LPs 

Ernest James of WBMX said that his station is having a ‘Great Giveaway Contest" to 
the Caribbean for two. In addition the lucky winner will recieve $500 in cash. Contes- 
tants have to send in postcards to the station. Then names will be called out on the air 
Those who call in when they hear their names will become finalists for the drawing. 

Dick Dawkins of WOKJ said his station has initiated a new community affairs pro- 
gram called "Open Line " John Pittman, news director for the station, discusses 
various topics concerning the community Monday through Friday from 7 to 7:30 p.m. 

WJLB in Detroit is having a “Beech-Nut Gum” contest Each day canvassers go to 
various areas in Detroit People who are seen wearing Beech-Nut buttons can win 
prizes from $1 up to $300. 

Bernard Miller of KNOK will be making a guest appearance on James Brown's 
“Future Shock" television show Mr. B will co-emcee the show 

Travis Gardner of KCOH called in to say that over $75,000 was raised for the United 
Negro College Fund during the station's telethon On June 6. the station will be 
sponsoring its annual Street Festival. Travis said. “It's a big picnic with various ex- 
hibits and displays and some great entertainment." Slated for the event are Jimmy 
Bee. Joe Tex, Lowell Fulson and the Checkmates Ltd 

WNOV is having a Black Bicentennial contest Some of the questions are who was 
the first black lawyer in Milwaukee, etc. etc. Horace O’Kelly, program director of the 
station, said the questions are tough so that his iocks are talking with close to 500 
people a day in the twice an hour contest. The winners receive LPs 

continued on pg 42 


May 29 1976 


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more ingredients „ 3 . 

in June. The Stairsteps are best remembered for their golden oldie "Ooh Ooh Child . " 
when they were known as the Five Stairsteps. This is one group to watch out for. 

Fantasy recording artists, the Blackbyrds. were awarded gold LPs for their smash 
“City Life . " at a recent party hosted by Fantasy for the group in Berkeley. California. 
J.B. Carmicle of Cash Box attended the party at His Lordship’s a restaurant overlook- 
ing the Berkeley Marina Ralph Kaffell, president of Fantasy made the presentation. 
Donald Byrd founder of the group was also saluted Gabor Szabo has just been 
signed to Mercury. “Nightflight" will be his debut LP for Mercury and it will be re- 
leased later this month “ Somebody's Gettin’ It” is Johnnie Taylor's new single. From 
early indications this one looks to be just as hot as “Disco Lady. " which incidentally is 
the only single to go platinum so far this year . . . Gary Gotham called in from New 
York to say that “Madison 76" by Venus is the hottest thing happening lately in the Big 
Apple discos . Bo Kirkland and Ruth Davis high on the charts with their single " Easy 
| Lovin' " are currently in the studios with Bob Kirkland working on their new LP for 
Claridge Records. 

David Ruffin is back on the scene with a new LP and single entitled " Everything Is 
Coming Up Love. " Van McCoy also produced this one for David It’s hot. hot. hot . 
Speaking of another ex-Temptation. Eddie Kendricks also has a new hot single out en- 
titled “Get It While It's Hot. " The Crusaders are off for their first tour of Europe come 
July. The fellows will appear in London: Toulon. France: Birmingham. Newcastle. 
Edinburgh. Munich. Cologne and Madrid. The group has a new single and LP out for 
ABC entitled “Keep That Same Old Feeling." and “ Those Southern Knights." respec- 
tively . Sutton Miller Ltd. have announced that both their labels. Shadybrook and 
Sound Bird Records will now be distributed by Schwartz Bros.. Inc. in the Baltimore. 
Washington and Philadelphia areas. 

Bumps Doogan. the dancing machine in L.A .. called in last week to say " Adios " by 
Santa Fe on Chelsea is the hottest thing happening in the discos in town Tavares, 
high on the charts with their new single Capitol “ Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel . " 

! are currently doing their thang in Japan. The brothers are appearing in Hamamatsu. 
Osaka. Tokyo and Nagoya . . Yusef Lateef is more than just a musician. When he's off 
the performing stage he's an associate professor of music at New York City's Com- 
munity College. Lateef is currently waiting for the release of his new LP on Atlantic to 
be released entitled “The Doctor Is In And Out. " The Doobie Brothers, high on the 
R&B charts with their single “Takin’ It To The Streets." were recently awarded a gold 
LP for their album of the same name . The Doobies have already had three platinum 
LPs. four gold LPs and one gold single to their credits . . Buddy Miles is out east tour- 
ing up a storm. Back on the coast his new single is being readied to ship. It is entitled 
j “ Where You Gonna Run To Lady. " . . . My spies in Philadelphia called in to say that 
65.000 pieces were moved in one week on Aretha Franklin's new single “ Something 
He Can Feel. ” It is also the title track to the new film “Sparkle." Curtis Mayfield did the 
music for the movie Blue Magic will headline the KGFJ Soul Talent Search May 29 
at the Shrine Auditorium. The mystical quintet have released a new single entitled 
“Freakenstein . " Playboy Records has recently signed a new group from the Chicago 
area called the Weapons of Peace. Watch for product out on them shortly General 
Johnson, who had the smash " All In The Family" recently, is going to have a new 
single for Arista shortly. It will be entitled "We The People . " The General is currently 
in the studio cutting some sides with Martha Reeves Dee Dee Sharp whose single 
“I’m Not In Love." is smokin' across the nation may make a rare TV appearance on 
Dinah shortly . O' Jays are currently in Philly cutting a new LP 


Two of the four members of Quickest Way Out are school teachers. The group is 
currently recording an LP in Philly for Philly Groove Parliament are very close to 
platinum status with their Casablanca LP “ Mothership Connection. ” 

The Brass Construction were in town last week. United Artists threw them a lovely 
party before their Roxy show. The group razzled and dazzled the crowd as everybody 
got themselves together to the straight ahead disco beat. The guys came by the Cash 
Box offices the next day to chat. Randy Muller said the group has been together since 
the fellows were in junior high school. Through their school years the band played all 
kinds of gigs. “We’d play anywhere and at anytime. Once we were paid S15 for a 
dance and another time we played for sandwiches. " Their LP went gold seven weeks 
after release. Randy said he knew the LP was good but the group was all shocked and 
thrilled at how fast it happened. Currently the fellows are scheduled for all the music 
shows and plan to work their way back east. Their next single from the LP will be 
“Love. " Randy also said that "Movin' "came together in the studio. "We had the basic 
idea for the song and while the rhythm was being laid. I got the idea into my head that 
the jam said Got Myself Together. ' It just seemed to fit. " Other members of the Brass 
Construction include Larry Payton. Wade Williamston, Sandy Billups. Michael Grudge, 
Wayne Parris. Morris Price. Jesse Ward. Jr. and Joseph Arthur Wong. Jeff Lane 
produces the Brass along with the B.T. Express. Jeff brought with him another side of 
something that looks to be exciting. The artist is named Mark Radice. The sides Jeff 
played were bad. " Ain't Nothing But A Party " and “If You Can t Beat Em. Join Em." 
sounded sensational. Mark will be on UA and this product should be out shortly 
Al Coury. president of RSO Records, was in the office last week and told CB that 
Barry Manilow's back-up group Lady Flash, are signed to the label They will be com- 
ing with a single around the middle of June entitled “Street Singin'. " Coury said that 
the tune is a take-off. reminiscent of the great female singing groups like the Chiffons. 
Ronettes. etc . That's soul. 

jess levitt 


KYAC - SEATTLE 

| Somebody's Gettin It — Johnnie Taylor — Columbia 
j It Ain't The Real Thing — Bobby Bland - - ABC 
Never Find Another Love — Lou Rawls — Phila Int'l. 
Haooy Man — Impact — Atco 
i Love — Graham Central Station — WB 
I Keep That Same Old Feeling — Crusaders — ABC 

19 To 16 — Sophisticated Lady — Natalie Cole 

#1 For3 weeks — How About Love — Chocolate Milk 
1 New LPs — David Ruffin. Dorothy Moore. Rose Banks 
Crusaders 
KDIA - OAKLAND 

Baretta's Theme — Rhythm Heritage — ABC 
! Friend Of Mine — Little Milton — Glades 
Sara Smile — Hall & Oates — RCA 
Wanna Make Love -Sun — Capitol 
Takin It To The Streets — Doobie Brothers — WB 
Nowhere To 1 6 — Somethi ng He Can Feel — Aretha 
Franklin 

1 7 To 10 — Sophisticated Lady — Natalie Cole 
19To12 — Right Back — Maxine Nightingale 

20 To 13 — Who Loves You Better — Isleys 


WSOK - SAVANNAH 

Don't Have To Go — Chi-Lites — Brunswick 

Somebody's Giftin' It — Johnnie T aylor — Columbia 

Lover’s Holiday — Leroy Hutson — Curtom 

This Masquerade — George Benson — WB 

Somebody Told A Lie — Ashford — & Simpson — WB 

Hard Work — John Handy — ABC 

Get Up Off That Thing — James Brown — Polydor 

4 To 1 — Love Hangover - Diana Ross 

17 To 12 — Tear The Roof Off — Parliament 

New LPs — Dorothy Moore 


WAOK - ATLANTA 

Can t Stop Groovin — B.T Express — Columbia 
Foxy Lady — Crown Heights Affair — DeLite 
It Ain’t The Real Thing — Bobby Bland — ABC 
Caught In The Act — Facts Of Life — Kayvette 
6 To 2 — T ear The Roof Off — Parliament 
1 2 To 9 — Friend Of Mine — Little Milton 
New LPs — Manhattans. Impressions. Crusaders 
Millie Jackson 


ADDITIONS TO R&B PBAYUSTS 


KNOK - FT WORTH 

BLT — Lee Oskar — UA 
It Ain't The Real Thing — Bobby Bland — ABC 
Two-Fisted Love —Phoebe Snow — Columbia 
You Need Love — Bobby Williams — R&R 
I Really Love You — King Floyd — Chimneyville 
Love Shortage — Joe Tex — Di al 
ExtraTo 40 — Something He Can Feel — Aretha 
Franklin 

40 To 25 — Caught In The Act — Facts Of Life 
Extra To 22 — Foxy Lady — Crown Heights Affair 
33 To 24 — Never Find Another Love — Lou Rawls 
Hot — L A. Sunshine — Sylvia 
Hot — Sara Smile — Hall & Oates 
New LPs — Bili Cosby. Natalie Cole 


WJLB - DETROIT 

Something He Can Feel — Aretha Franklin — Atlantic 

Let It Shine — Al Green — Hi 

This Masquerade — George Benson — WB 

Tambourine — John Tropea — Marlin 

Ooh Sweet Love — Marilyn Grimes — T K 

You Don't Have To Go — Chi-Lites — Brunswick 

Pretty Maid — Pretty Maid Co. — Ariola 


KKDA - DALLAS 

Let My Heart — Supremes — Motown 

NeverToo Old — Eddie Floyd — Malaco 

Something He Can Feel — Aretha Franklin — Atlantic 

Spirit Of '76 — Booty People — Calla 

It Ain't The Real Thing — Bobby Bland — ABC 

No new LPs 


WBUL - BIRMINGHAM 

Yes. Yes. Yes — Bill Cosby — Capitol 
Wonderful World — Johnny Nash — Epic 
This Masquerade — George Benson — WB 
It Ain't The Real Thing — Bobby Bland — ABC 
24 — 14 — Sara Smile — Hall & Oates 
Extra To 23 — Something He Can Feel — Aretha 
Franklin 

34 To 21 — Let Your Mind Be Free — Brother To 
Brother 

New LPs — Billy Paul 


WOKJ - JACKSON 

Can t Help Failin' In Love — Stylistics — H&L 
It Ain t The Real Thing — Bobby Bland — ABC 
Caught In The Act — Facts Of Life — Kayvette 

I Really Love You — King Floyd — Chimneyville 
Hard Work — John Handy — ABC 

This Masquerade — George Benson — WB 
Heaven Must Be Missing —Tavares — Capitol 
Yes. Yes. Yes — Bill Cosby — Capitol 

I I To 3 — Friend Of Mine — Little Milton 

35 To 1 5 — The Lonely One — Special Delivery 
New LPs — Dells Dorothy Moore Nancy Wilson 
Isleys 


WDIA - MEMPHIS 

Somebody’s Giftin' It — Johnnie T aylor — Columbia 
Taki n It To The Streets — Doobie Brothers — WB 
This Masquerade — George Benson — WB 
Something He Can Feel — Aretha Franklin — Atlantic 
Heaven Must Be Missing — Tavares — Capitol 
It's Harder T o Leave — Jackie Moore — Kayvette 
5To 1 —Sara Smile — Hall & Oates 
10 To 4 — The Lonely One — Special Delivery 

17 To 9 — I'll Be Good To You — Brothers Johnson 

18 To 12 — Happy People — Trammps 
26 To 14 — I Want You — Marvin Gaye 

33 To 1 9 — U p The Creek — Tempts 

34 To 20 — Can't Stop Groovin — B T Express 
32 To 21 — Love —Graham Central Station 

35 To 23 — It Ain't The Real Thing — Bobby Bland 
New LPs — Isleys. B T Express. Dells 

WCKO - COLUMBUS 

Get The Funk — Brothers Johnson — A&M 
Play That Funky Music — Wild Cherry — Epic 
This Masquerade — George Benson — WB 
Who Loves You Better — Isleys — T-Neck 
The Lonely One — Special Delivery — Mainstream 
Sunshine — Impressions — Curtom 
New LPs — Creative Source. Crusaders. John Handy 
James Gilstrap. Bob Marley 


WBMX - CHICAGO 

Fooled Around — Elvin Bishop — Capricorn 

Get Up Off That Thing — James Brown — Polydor 

Steal Away — Ted Taylor — Alam 

BLT — Lee Oskar — U A 

Married — Denise LaSalle — Westbound 

It Ain't The Real Thing — Bobby Bland -- ABC 

Keep That Same Old Feeling — Crusaders — ABC 

Right Back — Maxine Nightingale — UA 

Movin' Like A Superstar — Jackie Robinson — Ariola 

New LPs — Bob Marley. Lee Oskar 


KOKY - LITTLE ROCK 

Cant Stop Groovin -B.T Express — Columbia 
Friend Of Mine — Little Milton — Glades 
From My HeartTo Yours — Charles Earland — 
Mercury 

Was It Something I Said — Bobby McClure — Hi 
New LPs — Isleys. Brothers Johnson 


KCOH - HOUSTON 

Get Up Off That Thing — James Brown — Polydor 
Play That Funky Music — Wild Cherry — Epic 
BLT — Lee Oskar — U A 
Waiting For The Bus Stop — Kay Gees — Gang 
Somebody's Giftin' It — Johnnie Taylor — Columbia 
New LPs David Ruffin Maxine Nightingale Bill 
Cosby. Natalie Cole 

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YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE 

CANDI STATON (Warner Bros WBS8181! 

I WANT YOU 

MARVIN GAYE (Tamla/Motown T5426F; 

I'LL BE GOOD TO YOU 

THE BROTHERS JOHNSON (A&M 1806-SI 

DANCE WIT ME 

RUFUS FEATURING CHAKA KHAN 
(ABC 121791 

TEAR THE ROOF OFF THE 
SUCKER 

PARLIAMENT (Casablanca NB 8561 

GET UP AND BOOGIE 

SILVER CONVENTION (Midland Inti/ 
RCA 105711 

MOVIN' 

BRASS CONSTRUCTION (UA XW 755-Y) 

DISCO LADY 

JOHNNIE TAYLOR (Columbia 3-10281 1 

MARRIED NOT TO EACH 
OTHER 

DENISE LaSALLE (Westbound/20th WT 50191 

LIVIN FOR THE WEEKEND 

OJAYSfPhila Int i. /Epic ZS 8-3587; 

MISTY BLUE 

DOROTHY MOORE ( Malaco/TK 1 0291 

THIS IS IT 

MELBA MOOREiBuddah BDA519I 

BORN TO GET DOWN 

MUSCLE SHOALS HORNS ( Bang 721 

FRIEND OF MINE 

LITTLE MILTON (Glades'TK 1 734! 

THAT S WHERE THE HAPPY 
PEOPLE GO 

TRAMMPS (Atlantic 33061 

WHO LOVES YOU BETTER 
(PARTI) 

' ISLEY BROS. (T-Neck/Eoic ZS 8-22601 

BARETTA S THEME 

RHYTHM HERITAGE (ABC 121771 

OPEN 

SMOKEY ROBINSON (Tamla/Motown 54267F; 

SPANISH HUSTLE 

FATBACK BAND (Event/Polydor EV299! 

SOPHISTICATED LADY 
(SHE S A DIFFERENT LADY) 

NATALIE COLE [Capitol P4559! 

IT’S COOL 

THE TYMES(RCA PB 105611! 

CAN T HIDE LOVE 

EARTH WIND & FIRE (Columbia 3-10309! 

I VE GOT A FEELING (WE LL 
BE SEEING EACH OTHER 
AGAIN) 

AL WILSON (Playboy P6062! 

TELL THE WORLD HOW I 
FEEL ABOUT CHA BABY 

HAROLD MELVIN (Phila Int'l./ 
Epic ZS 8-3588! 

YOU SEE THE TROUBLE 
WITH ME 

BARRY WHITE (20th Century TC 2277! 

ALL IN THE FAMILY 

GENERAL JOHNSON 'Arista AS 01 77! 

COULD IT BE MAGIC 

DONNA SUMMER f Oasis/Casablanca OC 405; 

HUSTLE ON UP (DO THE 
BUMP) 

HIDDEN STRENGTH (UA XW 733Y! 

LET IT SHINE 

ALGREEN (Hi/London 5N-2306! 

YES, YES, YES 

BILL COSBY (Capitol P4528! 

PARTY DOWN 

WILLIE HUTCH (Motown Ml 371 F! 


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MORE MORE MORE 

ANDREA TRUE CONNECTION 
1 Buddah 515! 

SO GOOD 

TYRONE DAVIS (Dakar DK 4553! 

THE LONELY ONE 

SPECIAL DELIVERY FEATURING 
JERRY HUFF 'Mainstream MRL 55581 1 

NIGHT WALK 

VAN McCOY (H&L 4667! 

FOXY LADY 

CROWN HEIGHTS AFFAIR (DeLite 1581! 

DO YOU WANNA DO A THING 

BLOODSTONE (London 1064! 

YOU LL NEVER FIND 
ANOTHER LOVE LIKE MINE 

LOU RAWLS (Phila. Int i /EpicZS 8-3592! 

HAPPY MUSIC 

THE BLACKBYRDS ( Fantasy F762! 

HE S A FRIEND 

EDDIE KENDRICKS (Tamla/ 
Motown 54266F! 

HEAVY LOVE 

DAVID RUFFIN (Motown M1338F! 

LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING 
(COME TOGETHER) 

KOOL & THE GANG (DeLite DEP 1579! 

GET OFF YOUR AAHH AND 
DANCE 

FOXY (Dash/TK 5022! 

MOVIN LIKE A SUPERSTAR 

JACKIE ROBINSON ' Ariola/Capitol 7618! 

DON T STOP IT NOW 

HOT CHOCOLATE (Big Tree/ 
Atlantic 16060; 

THE LOVE I NEVER HAD 

TAVARES 'Capitol 4221! 

TOUCH AND GO 

ECSTASY PASSION SPAIN 
(Roulette RDJ 7182! 

ITS GOOD FOR THE SOUL 

LUTHER f Cotill ion/ Atlantic 45-44200; 

SUNSHINE DAY 

OSIBISA (Island 053! 

STROKIN (PART 2) 

LEON HAYWOOD'20tH Century TC2285! 

EASY LOVIN7WE GOT THE 
RECIPE 

BO KIRKLANDS RUTH DAVIS (Claridge 41 4! 

TURN THE BEAT AROUND 

VICKI SUE ROBINSON 'RCA 10562! 

LET YOUR MIND BE FREE 

BROTHER TO BROTHER 'Turbo/ 
All Platinum TU 045' 

NIGHT LIFE 

MIRACLES 1 Tamla/Motown T 54268 F; 

YOU RE JUST THE RIGHT 
SIZE 

SAL SOUL ORCHESTRA 'Sal 
Soul SZ 2007! 

HEAR THE WORDS, FEEL 
THE FEELING 

MARGIE JOSEPH ' Cot 1 1 1 ion /At I anti c 
45-44201’. 

RIGHT BACK WHERE WE 
STARTED FROM 

MAXINE NIGHTINGALE 'UA XW 752Y! 

CAUGHT IN THE ACT 

FACTS OF LIFE 'Kayvette 51 26! 

SUNSHINE 

IMPRESSIONS 'Curtom/WB 01 16! 

MYSTIC VOYAGE 

ROY AYERS UBIQUITY 'Polydor 1 431 6! 

CAN T STOP GROOVIN NOW, 
WANNA DO IT SOME MORE 

BT EXPRESS 'Columbia 3-10346! 

SOMETHING HE CAN FEEL 

ARETHA FRANKLIN 'Atlantic 45-3326! 

MAKE YOURS A HAPPY 
HOME 

GLADYSKNIGHT 8.THE PIPS 
'Buddah BDA 523! 


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7 

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39 

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DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES (RCA JH 10530! 


SUN Capitol P4254 


D J ROGERSfRCA 10568. 


GEORGE BENSON 'WB WBS 8209! 


PADDLE) 

TEMPTATIONS (Motown G7 150F! 

LOVE 

GRAHAM CENTRAL STATION (WB 8205! 

SING A HAPPY FUNKY SONG 

MIZ DAVIS (Now N 1 0! 

HEAVEN MUST BE MISSING 
AN ANGEL 

TAVARES 'Capitol P4270! 

I GET LIFTED 

SWEET MUSIC 'Wand/Scepter 1 1 295! 

SOMEBODY SGETTIN IT 

JOHNNIE TAYLOR (Columbia 3-10334! 

LET IT SHINE 

SANTANA (Columbia 3-10336! 

BOOGIE FEVER 

SYLVERS (Capitol 41 79! 


LOVE 


JOHNNY NASH (Epic 8-50219: 


STYLISTICS (H&L 4669! 


MOMENTS 'Stang'AII Platinum ST 5066A; 

I’M NOT IN LOVE 

DEE DEE SHARPE 'TSOP'Epic 4778’. 

LET S MAKE A BABY 

BILLY PAUL 'Phila Int’l /Epic ZS 8-3584. 

WHEREVER YOU GO 

SKIP MAHONEY ( Abet 9465! 

WHOLE NEW THING 

ROSE BANKS f Motown M 1 383F; 

SOUL DOG (PARTI) 

SOUL DOG 'Amherst 711. 

I’M GONNA LET MY HEART 
DO THE WALKING 

SUPREMES 'Motown M1391F! 

I HOPE WE GET TO LOVE IN 
TIME 

MARILYN McCOO S, BILLY DAVIS JR 
'ABC 12170’. 

GET UP OFF OF THAT THING 

JAMES BROWN (Polydor PD 14326! 

SPIRIT OF 76 

BOOTY PEOPLE 'CallaCA 110! 

IT AIN T THE REAL THING 

BOBBY BLAND ABC 12189; 

DO IT NICE AND EASY 

EDDIE DRENNON 'Friends & Co FI 26. 


OUT 


68 14 


MARLENA SHAW'Blue Note/UA 790! 

IULAR BELLS 

THE CHAMMPS BOYS ORCHESTRA 
'Janus J259; 

J’RE MY EVERYTHING 

LEE GARRETT 'Chrysalis'WB CRS 21 12: 


YOU RE DOING 

CHOICE FOUR RCA PB 10602! 


SYLVIA r Vibration 7 Al I Platinum 567; 

LOVER S HOLIDAY 

LEROY HUTSON ' Curtom/WB 01 1 7! 

IF HE HADN T SLIPPED AND 
GOT CAUGHT 

BOBBY PATTERSON 'Granite 536! 

HARD WORK 

JOHN HANDY 'ABC Impulse IMP 31005! 

FROM MY HEART TO YOURS 

CHARLES EARLAND'Mercury 73793: 


ALPHABETIZED TOP 100 R&B SINGLES (INCLUDING PUBLISHERS AND LICENSEES) 1 


All In The Family 'Music In General — BMI ! 28 

Baretta’sTheme (Leeds — ASCAP/ 

Duchess — BMI ; 19 

Boogie Fever (Perren-Vibes/Bull Pen — 

ASCAP/BMI ! 77 

Born To Get Down 'Muscle Shoals — BMI ! 15 

Can’t Help Falling (Gladys — ASCAP; 79 

Can’t Hide (Alexscar/Unichappell — BMI; 24 

Can t Stop Groovin (Blackwood — B M I; 63 

Caught In The Act (Irving BMI! 60 

Could It Be Magic (Kamakazi/Angel Dust BMI ! 29 
Dance Wit MelAckee/Mocrisp ASCAP; 6 

Disco Lady (Groovesville - BMI/ 

Conquistador - ASCAP! 10 

Do It Nice (Dam it -BMI! 91 

Don t Stop It Now ( Finchley — ASCAP! 47 

Do You Wanna (Stone Diamond - BMI;. 39 

Easy Lovin' ( Blue Book — BMI! 53 

Foxy Lady (Delightful BMI! 38 

Friend Of Mine ' Malaco BMI ; 16 

From My Heart (Betty Earland -BMI! 100 

GetOff Your AahhfShurlun — BMI! . .45 

Get Up And Boogie ( Midsong — ASCAP! 8 

Get UpOff That (Dynatone/ 

Tub/Belinda/Unichappell — BMI; 88 

Happy Music 'Elgy — BMI! 41 

Hard Work (Hard Work — BMI ! 99 

Hear The Words (Dozier -BMI; 58 

Heaven Must 8e ! Bull Pen/Perren-Vibes — 


BMI/ASCAP; 73 

Heavy Love ( I nterior/Van McCoy/ 

Warner Tamerlane — BMI ! 43 

He’s A Friend (Stone Diamond/ 

Mighty Three — BMI ! 42 

Hey What’s That Dance 'Van McCoy/ 

Warner Tamerlane — BMI ; 95 

Hustle On Up (Dandelion -BMI; 30 

If He Hadn't Slipped (ATV — BMI! 98 

I Get Lifted (Sherlyn — BMI! 74 

I Hope We Get (Groovesville BMI; 87 

I'll Be Good 'Kidada/Goulgris - BMI! 5 

I’m Gonna Let My (Holland-Dozier-Holland/ 

Jobete - BMI/ASCAP! 86 

I’m Not In Love 'Man-Ken — BMI: 81 

It Ain tThe Real 'Meadow Ridge - ASCAP; ... 90 

It’s Better Than (Island — BMI ; 92 

It’s Cool (Chappell - ASCAP! 23 

It s Good For The Soul (Dee-Kay — ASCAP! .. .50 

I’ve Got A Feeling (Irving — BMI ; 25 

I Want You (Almo/Jobete — ASCAP: 4 

Kiss And Say (Nattahnam/Blackwood — BMI; 1 

L A Sunshine (MightyThree BMI! 96 

Let It Shine (Jec/AI Green - BMI! 31 

Let It Shine 'Light — BMI! 76 

Let’s Make A Baby (Mighty Three — BMI! 82 

Let Your Mind Be Free (Gambi — BMI ; 55 

Livin' For The Weekend (Mighty Three - BMI! ... 12 
Love 'Nineteen Eighty Foe — BMI! 71 


Love And 'Delightful/Gang — BMI ; 44 

Love Hangover 'Jobete — ASCAP! 2 

Lover's Holiday (Silent Giant/Aopa - ASCAP; . 97 

Make Yours A 'Warner Tamerlane BMI: 65 

Married 'Oroand/Bridgeport - BMI; 11 

Misty Blue 'Talmont BMI! 13 

More More (Buddah/Gee Diamond ASCAP; . 34 

Movin' (Desert Moon/ Jeff Mar - BMI; 9 

Movin’ Like A Superstar 'Coda Editions/ 

Musicaie — BMI! 46 

Mystic Voyage (Roy Ayers Ubiquity — ASCAP! . 62 
Night LifelJobete/Grimora — ASCAP .56 

Night Walk (Van McCoy /Warner 

Tamerlane BMI! 37 

Nine Times (Gambi - BMI! 80 

Open (Jobete & Bertram - ASCAP! 20 

Party Down (Getra — BMI! 33 

Right Back Where ' ATV/Universal -BMI. 59 

Sara Smile 'Unichapoell BMI; 66 

Say You Love Me (Woogie - ASCAP! 68 

Sing A Happy Funky (Drive In — BMI! 72 

So Good 'Julio-Brian/Content — BMI! 35 

Somebody’s Getting It (Groovesville - BMI/ 

Conquistador — ASCAP! 75 

Something He Can (Warner Tamerlane — BMI ! . . 64 
Sophisticated LadyfJay’s Ent./ 

Chappell — ASCAP/Cole-ARAMA — BMI ! 22 

Soul Dog (Halwill/Annkim — ASCAP! 85 

Spanish Hustle (Olita/Sambo — BMI! 21 


Spirit Of 76 'Sirrom Merchant/ 

Far Out ASCAP 89 

Strokin 'Jim/Edd BMI! 52 

Sunshine (Blackwood — BMI! 61 

Sunshine Day 'W B -ASCAP!..- 51 

Tear The Roof Off 'Malbiz & Ricks — BMI) 7 

Tell The World MightyThree - BMI: 26 

That’s Where The Happy Burma East BMI; 17 

The Lonely One (Brent — BMI: 36 

The Love (One of a Kind BMI 48 

This Is It ( V McCoy /Warner Tamerlane -BMI! 14 

This Masquerade (Skyhill — BMI; 69 

Touch And Go 'Golden Fleece/Mighty 
Three BMI; 49 

Tubular Bells 'Almo ASCAP! 93 

TurnThe Beat (Sunbury/Dunbury — BMI! 54 

Up The Creek (Stone Diamond BMI: 70 

Wanna Make (Glenwood Osmosis — ASCAP! . 67 
Wherever You (Excellorec/Skipsong — BMI; . . 83 
Whole New Thing (Stone Diamond — BMI ! 84 

Who Loves You (Bovina — ASCAP; 18 

Wonderful World (Kags - BMI ; 78 

Yes. Yes. Yes'Turtle Head — BMI! 32 

You’ll Never Find (Mighty Three - BMI; 40 

Young Hearts Run (DaAnn — ASCAP! 3 

You’re Just The Right Size 'Little Jack/ 

Anatoin — BMI! 57 

You re My Everything (Island — BMI ! 94 

You See The Trouble (Sa-Vette/ 

January BMI! 





Cotillion Records is only one month old and already 
has two hit singles with bullets across the board: 



Luther 

“Good For the Soul” Pts. 1 & 2 

Produced by Luther Vandross 
#44200 



Margie Joseph 

Hear the Words, 

Feel the Feeling” 

Produced by Lamont Dozier 
#44201 


Billboard 

Cash Box 

Record World 

31 * 

50 # 

48 • 

61 # 

58 • 

49 • 



COTILLION 



Cotillion Records. You ain’t heard nothin’ yet! 


Distributed by Atlantic Records 


© 1976 Aflontic Recording Corp 


Q a Worner Communications Co. 



For The Record * 29 

Another event to watch for potential talent is the upcoming Garden Theatre Festival 
which will touch down on Barnsdail Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd. for 21 days, July 
2-25. One of a series of such happenings up and down California, this year’s festival 
organized by Warren Christensen will feature much more than mimes, magicians, 
plays, movies, crafts, dancers and jugglers. There will also be a variety of musical of- 
ferings including folk, country, blues, chamber, dixieland, flute quartets, brass quin- 
j refs and a number of "singer! songwriters. " Festival will also feature special concerts 
I bv Stephen Michael Schwartz and Sandy Ross ( who handles talent at the Bla Bla). You 
just never know where you'll find something good, and dis may be da blayyss. 

Bob Ellis has taken over exclusive management representation of Faces/Stones 
guitarist Ron Wood and is helping Woody find a California home. Ellis also represents 
Rufus now. Chaka Khan and company are presently in the studio getting their next 
album together Having sat on the NARAS screening committee last winter, this re- 
porter was a bit surprised to find the experts saying Rufus is as much a pop group as it 
is R&B. But it's true. 

Tom Sullivan is one of those guys that guys like me resent. It's not just that his book. 
“ if You Could See What I Hear,” is in its fifth printing or that he used to skydive. It's not 
that he qualified for the '68 Olympics team in wrestling or that he’s singing the na- 
tional anthem at this year's Indy 500. I don't even mind that he won the Outstanding 
Performance Award at the Yamaha Music Festival in Tokyo or the fact that he golfs in 
the high 80s. What burns me up is that this ABC recording artist has the nerve — on 
top of all that — to be blind. His latest LP . “Yes, I'm Ready." Glad to hear Rocket 
Records is in agreement with Cash Box editor-in-chief. David Budge that “ Devil 
Woman " is the most promising single release out of the new Cliff Richard album. “I m 
Nearly Famous." A full merchandising program will back up this truly famous British 
rock figure when he tours the States this coming mid-July. 

Add David Crosby and Graham Nash to the list of those who give a damn. They put 
in a performance at the (Jacques) Costeau Society's second “Involvement Day" at the 
Anaheim Convention Center (23). Cousteau led the event which showed people how 
and what they can do on an individual basis to try to turn the tide on oceanic pollution 

TV SHOTS — Captain & Tennille promoting their upcoming ABC-TV series through 
their current 20-city tour. On the first lap they drew 4.000 to the Dane County 
Coliseum in Madison. Wisconsin, including a press conference where 400 locals re- 
portedly turned out. Also a cocktail party in their honor where they were presented a 
" thank you" award from WISM DJs Charlie Simon and Jonathan Little ...5th Dimension 
on “American Bandstand" (29) . Gary Owens named host of the nighttime “Gong 
Show," a Chris Bearde/Chuck Barris production, syndicated into 30 markets so far . 
Bearde's Odin Corp. has also entered into a development deal with ABC-TV comedy 
series tentatively titled. “The Sex & Violence Family Hour." Finally, is there any truth to 
the rumor that Steely Dan will jump ABC to Warners after the final two LPs of their 
present commitment ? 

Stephen fuchs 


FM Analysis »» 


WNOE-FM - NEW ORLEANS 

Brian Nichols 

® Too Old To Rock N Roll — Jethro Tull — Chrysalis 

* Fever Ronnie Laws — Blue Note 

* Turnstiles — ■ Billy Joel — Columbia 

® ThoseiSouthern Knights — Crusaders — Blue 
Thumb/ABC 

® Young And Rich —The Tubes— A&M 

* 6To 10 — George Benson — WB 

* BLT -Lee Oskar -UA 

* Hard Work (entire LP; — John Handy — ABC 
t Fever (entire LP) — Ronnie Laws — Blue Note 

KMYR-FM - ALBUQUERQUE 
Steve Suplin 

* Fly Like An Eagle — Steve Miller Band — Capitol 
® Too Old To Rock N Roll — Jethro Tull — Chrysalis 
e Rose Of Cimmaron — Poco — ABC 

* Red Tape — Atlanta Rhythm Section — Polydor 
® Red Card — Streetwalkers — Mercury 

® Slippin' Away —Chris Hillman — Asylum 

* Turnstiles — Billy Joel —Columbia 

® Go For Broke — Ian Matthews — Columbia 

* Black And Blue (entire LP) — Rolling Stones — 

Rolling Stone 

* Takin' It To The Streets (entire LP; — Doobie Bros 

-WB 

f Fly Like An Eagle (entire LP) — Steve Miller Band 
- Capitol 

KYYS-PM - KANSAS CITY 
Duke Wilson 

® Fly Like An Eagle — Steve Miller Band — Capitol 
® Royal Scam —Steely Dan — ABC 
® Get Yourself Up — Head East — A&M 
® Breezin — George Benson — WB 

* Pousette-Dart Band — Capitol 

® Bellavia — Chuck Mangione — A&M 

* Frampton Comes Alive (entire LP) — Peter 

Framoton — A&M 

* Speed Of Sound (entire LP) —Wings —Capitol 

Capitol 
f —(None) 

KMOD-FM - TULSA 
Jim Richards 

« Turnstiles - Billy Joel — Columbia 
® Interview — Gentle Giant —Capitol 
® Rocks — Aerosmith —Columbia 
® R.E.O. — Epic 

o The Promise — Michael Pinder — 
Threshold/London 

o Alan Parsons Project — 20th Century 
f Do You Feel — Peter Framoton —A&M 

* Beware My Love/Let 'Em In — Wings — Capitol 
f Rainbow In Your byes — Leon Mary Russell — 

Paradise /WB 

KQME-FM - SAN JOSE 
Dana Jang 

® Too Old To Rock N Roll — Jethro Tull — Chrysalis 


* Red Tape Atlanta Rhythm Section — Polydor 

* Slow Down World — Donovan — Epic 

* Mahogany Rush IV — Mahogany Rush — Columbia 

* Live At Carnegie Hall — Renaissance — Sire 

* Flatout — Stoneground — Flatout 
» Turnstiles — Billy Joel — Columbia 

* Moonmadness (entire LP) - Camel— Janus 

* Black And Blue (entire LP) — Rolling Stones — 

Rolling Stone 

t Alan Parsons Proiect — 20th Century 


Fromholz trs? 

presence that he seems to fill even the 
cavernous Troubadour with his sound 
and feeling 

Though billed as headliners. Byron 
Berline and Sundance were overshad- 
owed by opening act Steven Fromholz. 
and their set. though professional and 
competent, was anticlimactic The group 
showed off its traditional bluegrass ex- 
pertise on such tunes as "Freewheelin'.'' 
"Cajun Train" and the classic "Orange 
Blossom Special ' Berline is one of the 
better fiddlers around, and he and the 
six-piece group play like a well-oiled 
machine, but lack any particular style or 
excitement They did. however, do an 
enjoyable set that was warmly received 
by the audience. 

I.f.c. 


Belwin-Mills Boys 
Part of Kalmus Publ. 

NEW YORK — Belwin-Mills Publishing 
Corp has purchased part of Edwin F. 
Kalmus. music publishers presently 
located in Opa Locka. Florida. Belwin- 
Mills will assume control over all portions 
of Kalmus’ operation not dealing with or- 
chestra and string music The new ac- 
quisition will be operated from New York 
while the remaining division of Kalmus 
will continue to operate from its present 
address under the direction of Lawrence 
Galison. 


Broadcast Graduates *• 24 

gram, but more than that, we send out 
letters to stations informing them of our 
graduates as well as providing informa- 
tion to graduates from alumni who report 
job openings." 

The head of broadcasting at the 
University of Southern California. Joe 
Saltzman. had a word too "I would tell 
students who are graduating to get out of 
the big markets and look in the small 
markets." This is a statement that 
parallels the typical radio career, since 
many jocks in major markets have 
worked their way up through smaller 
markets and stations. Saltzman said that 
some students graduated and enjoyed 
going to a smaller market station "They 
like the lifestyle there, they upgrade the 
station with their professional back- 
ground. and then they can work their way 
uptothe bigger markets if they want.” 
Rosy Picture? 

The job situation for broadcast 
graduates from universities is certainly 
not the most rosy picture one could 
paint But the expertise of these depart- 
ment heads who have seen their 
graduates leave and get something or 
nothing is important. The fight is just 


beginning for job seeking graduates, but 
it's how professional they are in both 
their approach and background training 
that should determine if they will land 
jobs and the future they want. 

Record Company Report 
One record company that does pro- 
vide some help for the graduate is Atlan- 
tic Records Judy Libow in the New York 
office told us of a report that's mailed to 
all radio stations on the Atlantic mailing 
list The report is a compilation of 
graduates' mini-resumes, their phones 
and addresses, and the areas they would 
prefer to work in Atlantic issues a letter 
yearly to college broadcasting depart- 
ments. soliciting graduating students to 
send this information to the company. 
"We call it the Job Hunting Service and 
it's our fourth year Libow commented. 
It is a start and although some people 
do get jobs from the listings, we don't 
always get feedback from either the ap- 
plicant or radio station. That's what we 
would like to have more of." This year's 
issue is 18 pages long and although it is 
too late for a graduate to have his re- 
sume listed now. it would be an early 
start for next year's graduates. It's a sim- 
ple step and could possibly save a lot of 
looking 


Soul Waves * 39 

WSOK is having a local fund raiser for two families who recently lost their homes in 
the Savannah area, according to Don Wilson, music director at the station 

Bill Moon, program director at WCKO in Columbus said that his station is starting a 
public affairs program called ‘‘Fuss Behind The Bus,” which is a documentary educa- 
tional feature on busing. It goes into all the aspects of the busing issue and Bill feels 
the program will last about twelve weeks. Also the station is having a black history 
contest for the upcoming Bicentennial 

J.D. Black, program director at KOKY said that the station is going to start making 
changes in their format shortly. For example during the day they are going to play 
music that is geared for the housewives and then target in on the kids in the evening 
They will be playing more LPs and enlarging their playlist 

jess levitt 


R&B Adds ir 39 

WNOV - MILWAUKEE 

Lover's Holiday — Leroy Hutson — Curtom 
Caught In The Act — FactsOf Life — Kayvette 
Move Me — Jim Gilstrao — Chelsea 
Wherever You Go — Skip Mahoney — Abet 
Boogie Woogie Jones — Curtis Womack — Playboy 
Somebody's Giftin' It — Johnnie T aylor — Columbia 
Married — Denise LaSalle — Westbound 
Ex To 4 — Heaven Is Missing — Tavares 
Ex To 39 — Ten PerCent — Double Exposure 
Ex To 34 — Love —Graham Central Station 
New LPs — Dells. Supremes, Van McCoy. Isleys. Soul 
Children 


WAMM - FLINT 

Can t Help Failin' In Love — Stylistics — H&L 
Treat Me Like A Man — Dramatics — ABC 
Hear The Words — Margie Joseph — Cotillion 
Can't Stop Groovin' — B.T Express — Columbia 
Up The Creek —Temptations Motown 
T ouch — Originals — Motown 
Strokin' — Leon Haywood — 20th Century 
Dance And Free Your Mind — Sins Of Satan — 

Buddah 

Waiting For The Bus Stop — Kay Gees — Gang 
Keep The Same Old Feeling — Crusaders — ABC 
10 To 1 — Sara Smile — Hall & Oates 
26To 10 — Sophisticated Lady — Natalie Cole 
Ex To 17 — I ’ll Be Good To You — Brothers Johnson 
Nowhere To 27 — Up The Creek - Temptations 
Nowhere To 25 — Love — Graham Central Station 
NowhereTo 20 -Who Loves You Better — Isleys 
29 To 1 1 — Whole New Thing — Rose Banks — 
Motown 

New LPs — Bill Cosby. Crusaders, Ashford & Simpson. 

Dorothy Moore 
WDAO - DAYTON 
Sara Smile — Hall & Oates — RCA 
Sunshine Day — Osibisa — Island 
Mystic Voyage — Roy Ayers — Polydor 
Soul Dog — Soul Dog — Amherst 
Sing A Happy Funky Song — Miz Davis — Now 
Hey What's That Dance — Choice 4 — RCA 
Dancin' Free — Hot Ice — Amherst 

KDAY - LOS ANGELES 

Misty Blue — Dorothy Moore — Malaco 
Treat Me Like A Man — Dramatics — ABC 
Can’t Stop Groovin' — B T Express 
Boogie Woogie Jones — Curtis Womack — Playboy 
Party — Van McCoy — H&L 
Everything Is Coming Up Love — David Ruffin — 
Motown 

18 To 1 2 — Heaven Must Be Missing — Tavares 

1 9 To 14 Ain t The Real Thing — Bobby Bland 
New LPs — Natalie Cole Norman Connors Crusaders, 

Bob Marley 

KGFJ - LOS ANGELES 

Get Up Off That Thing — James Brown — Polydor 
Freak-N-Stein - Blue Magic- Atco 
Something He Can Feel — Aretha Franklin — Atlantic 
Somebody's Gettin' It — Johnnie T aylor — Columbia 
Easy Lovin' Bo Kirkland/Ruth Davis — Claridoe 
Baby We Better Get Together — Barry White —20th 
Century 

New LPs - Santana. Billy Paul 


WCHB - DETROIT 

Funky Cocktail — Disco Stan - Prodigal 
Who Loves You Better — Isley — T-Neck 

WUFO - BUFFALO 

No new additions 

New LPs — Manhattans David Ruffin B T Express. 
Natalie Cole 

18 To 4 — I'm Not In Love — Dee Dee Sharpe 
26 To 1 4 — Say You Love Me — D J Rogers 
43 To 22 — Sunshine — Impressions 

WRBD - FT LAUDERDALE 

Love Shine — Timmy Thomas — Glades 

Dominos — Donald Byrd — Blue Note 

Treat Me Like A Man — Dramatics - ABC 

Time For Celebration — Faith Hope & Charity — RCA 

Heaven Must Be Missing — Tavares — Capitol 

Hey Baby — King Floyd — Chimneyville 

New LPs — Pleasure Smoke Roberta Kelly Isleys 

WCKO - FT. LAUDERDALE 

Never Find Another Love — Lou Rawls — Phila Int i. 
Moonlight Serenade — New Ventures — UA 
In The Groove - The Joneses — Mercury 
Love Shine - Timmy Thomas — Glades 
Can t Take My Eyes Off Of You — Brook Benton — 
Stang 

I O U — Garland Green — Casino 
Move Me — Jim Gilstrap Chelsea 
If You re My Woman - Chuck Jackson All Platinum 
New LPs — Stanley Turrentine. Pleasure. Roberta 
Kelly B T Express 
WZTQ - HURRICANE, W. VA 
Let It Shine — Santana — Columbia 
Silly Love Songs — Wings — Capitol 
Hot Stuff — Rolling Stones — Rolling Stone 
Rainforest — Biddu — Columbia 
Play That Funky Music — Wild Cherry — Epic 
Extra To 18 — Sugar Boogie - Bobbie Thomas 
ExtraTo16 - Heaven Must Be Missing - Tavares 
It Ain't The Real Thing — Bobby Bland — ABC 
Nowhere To 1 4 - Hey What's That Dance — Choice 4 

WVON - CHICAGO 

Spirit Of 76 — Booty People — Calla 
Can't Help Failin' In Love — Stylistics — H&L 
How Can I Get A Witness — R B Hudman Atlantic 
You Don t Have To Go — Chi-Lites — Brunswick 
Heaven Must Be Missing — Tavares — Capitol 
Soul Man — Calhoon — WB 

43 To 19 — Something He Can Feel — Aretha Franklin 
41 To 1 7 — Never Find Another Love — Lou Rawls 

XEAZ - SAN DIEGO 

Foxy Lady — Crown Heights Affair DeLite 

Let's Dance — Pleasure — Fantasy 

Somebody's Gettin It — Johnnie Taylor — Columbia 

Yes. Yes. Yes — Bill Cosby — Capitol 

Mystic Voyage Roy Ayers — Polydor 

Hard Work John Handy — ABC 

New LPs — Pleasure Trammps Bootsy Collins 

Hot — Hard Work — John Handy 

Hot —Can't Stop Groovin' — B.T Express 

Hot — Misty Blue — Dorothy Moore 

WYLT-FM - CLEVELAND 
Give Up The Funk — Parliament — Casablanca 
Somebody'sGettin' It — JohnnieTaylor —Columbia 
Love Really Hurts Billy — Billy Ocean — 
Ariola/America 

New LPs — Rose Banks Yvonne Fair David Ruffin 


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Mav 29. 1976 


C4SH BOXCOINAIACHI^ 







Slide out monitor 
and boards. 

Colorful action 
graphics. 

Complete front end 
serviceability. 


Gottlieb Service 
Schools Attract 
Heavy Attendance 

CHICAGO — In late 1975. D Gottlieb & 
Company started a series of service 
schools and to date the sessions have 
been among the most heavily attended 
in the industry 

The program, designed to meet the in- 
dustry's growing need for technical 
specifics in the servicing of amusement 
machines, is composed of individually 
held sessions illustrated with a two-part 

Bally Contest Offers 
Capt. Fantastic Prize 

LOS ANGELES — A new "Captain Fan- 
tastic" pinball machine, which has just 
been designed and readied for the 
American market by Bally Manufacturing 
Company, will be the grand prize in a na- 
tional contest co-sponsored by MCA 
Records and Bally. The contest, which 
begins this month, is being run to coin- 
cide with the release of Elton's latest 
album “Here And There." 

Special displays, featuring the entire 
Elton John catalog, have been prepared 
for in-store use with full contest informa- 
tion and entry blanks. No purchase is re- 
quired to enter 

All entries must be received before 
Aug. 31 and the winner will be de- 
termined in a random drawing from en- 
tries on Oct. 1 , 1976. Employees and the 
families of MCA Records. Bally Corp and 
affiliated companies, record 
wholesalers, retailers and their advertis- 
ing agencies are not eligible 


Mr and Mrs. Dan Perrotta of All Coin 
Equipment (San Antonio. Tex.) observe 
as their portraits are "printed out" on the 
' Astro Print'' computerized photo 
machine. The machine accommodates 
one to three people at a sitting on an up- 
holstered fiberglass bench located in 
front of a console housing two television 
monitors and a television camera. The 
machine operator focuses the television 
camera on the subjects and locks in the 
image on an electronic computer type 
high speed printer which prints out com- 
binations of letters, numbers and other 
symbols, resulting in a 14" x 14" photo 
portrait. 


35mm. slide presentation, and conduct- 
ed by Cliff Strain, assistant sales manag- 
er and engineer with the firm. The visual 
portion focuses on adjustment and main- 
tenance of equipment as well as signifi- 
cant coverage of circuitry. 

During the month of April. Strain con- 
ducted three separate schools in Toron- 
to. Canada: the first at Currie 
Amusement, the second at New Way 
Sales, where a record 170 persons at- 
tended. and the third at Rowe Interna- 
tional. 

Subsequent sessions were held the 
same month at Advance Automatic Sales 
in San Francisco and 'in Jacksonville. 
Florida. Latter was co-hosted by Eli 
Ross. Rowe International and Southern 
Amusement. 

On May 4. a total of 1 10 persons were 
on hand for the Banner Specialty Co 
school in Pittsburgh. 


Allied Hosts National Distrib. Conv . 


COINCO Names 
Douglass Nat h 
Sales Manager 

ST. LOUIS — James Douglass has been 
named national sales manager by Coin 
Acceptors. Inc., according to Claude 
Trieman. president. Based at the com- 
pany's St. Louis. Missouri, headquarters. 
Douglass will oversee the sales and 
service operations of 27 branch service 
offices in the United States and Canada 
Coin Acceptors. Inc., manufacturing un- 
der the brand name "COINCO." is a lead- 
ing manufacturer of electronic and 
mechanical coin mechanisms for the 
vending industry. Prior to being named 
to his new position. Douglass was*re- 

c ontinuec 1 on pg 44 


computerized photo machine. Ron 
Halliburton, executive vice president- 
engineering of Allied, officiated at the 
presentation of the new equipment 
As master of ceremonies during the 
two-day conference. Arnold A. Fisher 
firm's national marketing director, in- 
troduced various members of the Allied 
organization seated at the head table 
and led the distributor assemblage in a 
special tribute to David Braun in celebra- 
tion of his 68th birthday. Braun, a 
veteran of more than 35 years in the coin 
machine industry, has been chairman of 
the board of directors and chief officer of 
Allied since its incorporation in 1 968. 


Another special highlight of the conven- 
tion was the presentation of plaques to 
national distributors in recognition of 
their respective years of service with Al- 
lied. In this photo. Alan Bruck of Banner 
Specialty Co. (Phila . Pa.) accepts his six- 
year plaque, signifying "meritorious 
achievement as an Allied distributor " 
from David Braun. That's Arnold Fisher 
at the podium. In addition to this presen- 
tation, and a candlelight buffet dinner 
guests were treated to live entertain- 
ment and a special film presented by 
representatives of Japan Air Lines, to 
launch the special Travel Around The 
World With Allied” sales incentive pro- 


Mutual congratulations are in order as 
the birthday celebrant David Braun ex- 
tends good wishes to the Bettlemans — 
Ira (left). Leah and Al of C A Robinson, 
who recently marked their 40th an- 
niversary in the coin machine business. 


HIALEAH FLA — The exciting pre- 
miere of new product, a heartening birth- 
day tribute and individual recognition of 
distributor achievements highlighted the 
Spring National Distributors Convention 
hosted by Allied Leisure Industries. Inc. 
at the Eden Roc Hotel in Miami Beach. 
Florida. 

Among the new games unveiled at the 
festivities were the outstanding "Day- 
tona 500 one of Allied's first "major 
new games for 1976." and the exciting 
"Thunderbolt" 4-player pingame. Also 
j shown were the "Boogie pingame and 
the "Spirit Of 76 tennis and pin cocktail 
table as well as Allied's "Astro Print 


The lights are dimmed as Ruthie 
Rosenson ignites the candles on the 
huge birthday cake wheeled into the 
banquet room in commemoration of the 
68th birthday of board chairman David 
Braun, who was visibly touched by the 
gesture. Sharing the happy occasion are 
Mrs. David Braun and Allied’s president 
Robert Braun 


Allied s national sales manager Richard 
Shaw addressed the distributor gather- 
ing briefly prior to the new product pres- 
entation. Shaw is a comparative 
newcomer to the Allied organization, 
having previously been involved in the 
management of his own import/export 
business In the past several months he 
has proven to be a valuable asset in the 
firm's sales program 


Board chairman David Braun. Gil Kitt of 
Empire International. Marshall Caras of 
Rowe International and Allied s pres- 
ident Robert Braun (left to right) sur- 
round the new Daytona 500. being dem- 
onstrated here by Allied's national sales 
co-ordinator Ruthie Rosenson. Game's 
standard equipment includes authentic 
shifting gears, speeding car sounds, 
hairpin turns and squealing tires to pro- 
vide the thrills of the actual Daytona 500 
The driver car is controlled with a steer- 
ing wheel. 4-speed stick shift and speed 
control foot pedal. Model has all solid 
state logic and sound. 


Sf* 4 ■ #» 


Hinged topforeasy 
maintenance. 

Electrical and 
mechanical parts 
for both games are 
interchangeable. 


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Games Division 

Shoot your way to high earnings 
with Mirco’s latest traffic building 
air-battle combo 

SKYWAR ARCADE 
MODEL 


SKYWAR COCKTAIL 
TABLE 


• Four rugged 
stick 
controls. 

• Thumb fire 
button. 

• Realistic 
sounds- 
engine 
noises, 
explosive 
hits, 

crashes. 

• Cloud 
overlays. 

• Large 
locking coin 
box. 

• 25<P or 
extended 
50C play. 


Skywar is now available from your authorized 
Mirco distributor. 


Mirco Inc., Games Division 1 960 West North Lane Phoenix. Arizona 85021 Tef {602)997 -5931 Telex 668403 
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May 29 1976 


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Royal Flush’ 4-Player New Gottlieb Pin 


CHICAGO — D. Gottlieb and Company is 
currently introducing its newest 4-player 
j pinball machine called “Royal Flush.” 
patterned, as the name implies, after the 
j popular game of playing cards and offer- 
j ing ail of the challenging excitement of 
I pinball play. 

Nine drop targets light up five com- 
binations of cards in the new “Scan- 
i Bonus” feature. Players can double the 
bonus scores up to 30.000 points. In ad- 
! dition, scoring can be advanced 3000 
points when the three "Joker Sequence" 
is activated. Three targets and three 
rollovers score "Jokers.” 

Royal Flush is encased in a very eye- 
catching cabinet adorned with illustra- 
tions in red and black depicting the 
various suits of diamonds, spades, hearts 
and clubs as well as the traditional pic- 
ture cards. The playfield and backglass 
designs further amplify the theme in 
bold, colorful graphics. 


Operators are invited to view the new 
model in Gottlieb distributor showrooms 
across the country. 



Rock- Ola Stars Nova Exhibit 



Nova Apparate. prominent importer/distributor of coin-ope r ated machines in 
Europe, devoted a major portion of its impressive exhibit during the recent DAT/ima 
76 Exhibition in West Berlin to a display of the newest Rock-Ola phonographs. As re- 
vealed in the accompanying photo. Nova Apparate's extensive display included the 
very outstanding new model 464, with its neon-type red. white and blue colors; as 
well as the Rock-Ola model 456 furniture-styled console and the new compact model 
461 In addition, the exhibit also featured Rock-Ola's dynamic Quadphonic sound 
system. 

This particular exhibition, which is held nationally, is enjoying increasing popularity 
in the German coin machine trade. 

The association of Alfred W Adickes. Nova Apparate president, and Rock-Ola 
Manufacturing Corporation dates back to 1932: and. since 1953. Nova Apparate has 
played a significant role in Rock-Ola's becoming a leading exporter of coin-operated 
phonographs. 


Bally Slots Win 

CHICAGO — Societe de Bains, which 
operates the famed casino in Monte 
Carlo and the equally renowned Cafe de 
Paris, recently announced that after 
severely life-testing slot machines of 
various manufacturers for almost a year. 
Bally machines were the only machines 
which complied with all desired stan- 
dards. including the security standards 
required by modern casino operation 
As a result of the tests, according to 
Bally officials, the Bally machines are the 



In Monte Carlo 

exclusive choice for permanent installa- 
tion in the casino. 

The Societe further announced that, 
during 1976 planned extensions to the 
Cafe de Paris will be effected to permit 
additional slot machine operations 

COSNCO Name Douglass >r. 43 

gional sales manager for COINCQ's 
south central region. 

Douglass joined Coin Acceptors' HR 
electronics division in 1968. as an elec- 
trical engineer designing electronic coin 
changers. He was transferred to Coin Ac- 
ceptors' corporate organization in an ex- 
ecutive capacity and was later named 
production control manager. After serv- 
ing a year in that capacity. Douglass was 
promoted to purchasing manager. A year 
and a half later he was assigned to Coin 
Acceptors' sales division and was named 
manager of the St. Louis sales and 
service branch office, a position he held 
until his advancement to regional sales 
manager in 1975. 

Douglass resides in the St. Louis sub- 
urb of Crestwood. Missouri, with his wife 
Linda and three children. He is active in 
his children's school parent-teacher or- 
ganization. and enjoys fishing, and play- 
ing racquet ball, volley ball and basket- 
ball as hobbies. 


Ramtek Forms Games Division 

SUNNYVALE — Chuck McEwan, president of Ramtek Corporation, announced the 
formation of a games division. Ramtek Olympic Company, to function exclusively in 
the area of production and marketing of coin-operated amusement equipment 

M.A (Mike! Moscarello was appointed president of the new division and Chuck 
Arnold is vice president of marketing. 

Moscarello comes to Ramtek with very significant experience in the video field He 
was president and chief executive officer of I VC (Inti Video CorpJ. a manufacturer of 
TV studio video equipment and. prior to that, served as vice president and general 
manager of the Video Division of Aero Neutronics (Philco Ford). 

Ramtek is currently concluding production on the very successful ”T rivia” and pre- 
paring to ship its newly released “Hit Me.” which is an exciting new upright game' 
fashioned after the familiar “21 " card game. Chuck Arnold indicated that the recently 
premiered "Sea Battle" video upright will be scheduled for shipment within two or 
three weeks. 

Ramtek Olympic is operating out of the firm's 292 Commercial ^Sunnyvale) ad- 
dress. Phone number is (408) 738-4422 A special toll free number (8001 538-1733 
has been installed for the convemece of Ramtek distributors and customers. 


$25,000 Budweiser Inti. Fussball Tourn. 


ST LOUIS — Fussball players from 
throughout the world will gather at Stauf- 
fer's Riverfront T owers. this city, on June 
10-12 to compete for singles, doubles 
and mixed doubles honors in the 
$25,000 Budweiser International Fuss- 
bail Tournament. 

Official table for tournament play will 
be the "Budweiser 76" model (pictured 
in the accompanying photo). which is 
manufactured by Leisure Sports Sys- 
tems. Inc. of Garland. Texas. It is expect- 
ed that, depending upon the number of 
entrants, there will be approximately 50 
to 90 of these fussball tables in 
simultaneous use during the preliminary 
phases of the tournament, virtually filling 
Stouffer's massive Grand Ballroom 

“It is particularly appropriate that we 
inaugurate the tournament in this, the 
100th anniversary year of Budweiser." 
said a spokesman for Anheuser-Busch. 
Inc. "The Budweiser International is an 
indication of our recognition and support 


of the growth of this unique indoor skill- 
sport, and we hope it becomes an annual 
event with an ever larger purse." 

Prize money for the tournament will be 
allocated as follows: singles. $7500 in 



total purse (champion wins $3000); 
doubles. $15,000 in total purse (cham- 
pions win $6000); mixed doubles, $2500 
in total purse (champions win$1 000). 


City Council Okays 
Pins In NYC Bill 
Awaits Mayors Sig. 



NEW YORK — Music and Amusement 
Association of New York president Irving 
Holzman (left to right). New York City 
Consumer Affairs Commissioner Elinor 
Guggenheimer. Music and Amusement 
Association Public Relations Counsel 
Danny Frank and pinball wizard-jouralist 
Roger Sharpe are pictured outside the 
New York City Council hearing room, 
discussing the Council's recent passage 
by a 30-6 vote of legislation to legalize 
pinball machines in New York City. The 
bill now awaits the signature of New York 
Mayor Abraham Beame 


New Coin 

Counter/Packager 

The model 128 coin counter/packager, 
produced by Cummins-Allison Corp of 
Glenview. Illinois, counts and verifies up 
to 1800 coins per minute and automa- 
tically stops when the pre-set count 
selected has been reached. A simple 
press of the re-start button will start fill- 
ing the next tube. The unit can also 
package eight rolls per minute, accord- 
ing to the firm. Further information may 
be obtained by writing Cummins-Allison 
Corp. . Automated Money Systems 
Division, 800 Waukegon Rd.. Glenview. 
III. 60025. 




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and the profit comes out here 

(Right from the jukebox itself.) 

Rowe’s exclusive SQ QUAD puts your phonograph in the center of things. Getting more play. 
Making more money. 

SQ QUAD gives an enrichment to a musical selection that makes the audience feel as part 
of the performance. Not just a 4-channel synthesizer or a 4-channel adaptor, SQ QUAD is 
impressive because of the distinctly different effects produced whether there are four separate 
channels of music or only one or two. 

It promotes more play on the phonograph. 

Ask your Rowe AMI distributor for a demonstration. 



Rowe international, inc., 75 troy hills rd„ whippany. n.j 07981. tel. (201) 887-0400, cable: rovend 

a subsidiary of triangle industries, inc. Rowe International of Canada, Ltd. 9341 Cote de Liesse Dorval, Quebec 





CHICAGO CHATTER CALIFORNIA CLIPPINGS 


See the new Royal Flush" 4-olayer pinball machine currently in release by D 

Gottlieb & Company. 

MOA EXPECTS RECORD EXPO 76' On the strength of early requests for exhibit 
space, both from previous exhibitors and newcomers. MOA's Fred Granger 
anticipates that this year’s convention will very likely surpass even last year's historic 
record Option notices (to previous exhibitors! were sent out earlier than usual this 
| year and several of the replies already received opted for additional space 
j Numerous inquiries have come into the MOA office from firms desiring to exhibit for 
the first time and foreign participation, which seems to increase each year as Granger 
pointed out. should also be up for Expo 76 based on present correspondence. The 
way things are going." Granger said, we will undoubtedly have to re-design booth ar- 
rangements in order to get full use out of all available space.” 

ALL KINDS OF ACTIVITY AT Chicago Dynamic Ind. these days — what with the 
"Cinema 4-player pingame selling so well and heavily back-ordered, according to 
Bob Sherwood; plus the commencement of shipment of the newly released "Coney 
Island" rifle, which reportedly made quite an impact on the trade ( Bob said re-orders 
are coming in!; and the consistent demand for the Lo-boy Demolition Derby! Would 
like to extend our best wishes to CDI'S export sales manager Trudy Nie who is very re- 
luctantly leaving her post to take up residence in Tucson. Arizona. “I am giving up a 
wonderful family of good friends at CD I . Trudy said “but Tucson has been a lifelong 
dream." She and her family will be packing up "tent and sleeping bags" to head west 
as soon as school is out Much good luck. T rudy! 

SPOKE WITH AUTHOR-PINBALL ENTHUSIAST Roger Sharpe and learned that 
he has retitled his upcoming book on the pinball industry "The Pinball Machine" in 
view of the many revelations resulting from his recent overseas research trip. He did 
not want to "domestically" limit his coverage, he said, since discovering the wide in- 
ternational scope of pinball machines. Rog said the book would be ready for release 
in December of this year 

ON THE SINGLES SCENE Al DeGenova, who manages singer Al Morgan, was a 
Cash Box visitor last week to tell us Morgan's latest single "I Take The Chance’VGive 
Myself A Party" (K-Y! is enjoying increased jukebox exposure, strengthened by the 
artist's heavy schedule of club dates Morgan will be appearing at the Charcoal Chef 
in Cincy June 14- July 31 DeGenova. meanwhile, is directing the weekly Talent 
Showcase at the Won Kow North in Chicago on Monday evenings. 


Pico Indoor Sports, only two years in the business, has expanded its quarters from 
3500 to 10,000 square feet According to Chris Loumakis, president, this additional 
space gives Pico Indoor Sports one of the largest showrooms in the area. The first 
phase of expansion four months ago saw the conversion of an office into a fully 
equipped video repair center. "We have been quite successful with this.” Chris said, 
"because well take anybody's machine and fix it even if they didn't buy it from us.” 
Pico Indoor Sports began as a small home games oriented firm They now have 
various coin lines and have been very successful with the U.S. Billiards line. This ad- 
ditional space will nowopen the way for pinball and phonograph lines. "The important 
factor.” Loumakis explained, "is that Pico Indoor Sports has maintained a positive im- 
age in supporting the traditional marketing mechanism in the coin industry. I believe 
this has been.” he continued, “the most significant factor in our rapid development as 
distributors of coin machines" THANK YOU. Jim Schwabe, director of marketing 
for Digital Games Inc., for the informative tour through Digital's facilities. It was nice 
speaking with Jim and Bill Prast, president of the firm. Look for some exciting de- 
velopments from Digital in the near future . . While visiting Don Edwards, general 
manager for Circle International, it was easy to sumize from al! the chatter that 
Ramtek has a very hot item in "Hit Me." Rowe International. Inc.. (L.A. branch) is the 
exclusive distributor in this area for the Playmatic line . . . One of the most addicting 
games on the market right now is Atari's new “Breakout." Try it once. I'm sure you'll 
be hooked! . Atari has initiated a new series of training seminars for their distributor 
technicians. The first of the series was held at the Los Gatos. California, facility April 
21-23 and was oriented toward a more advanced approach in troubleshooting printed 
circuit boards Bernie Barringer, from Atari's customer service department, was in- 
structor for the three day seminar 

Circle Internationa! sponsored a two day Atari service seminar at the L.A. Hilton. 
Between 40 & 50 people attended the lectures conducted by Fred McCord, A similar 
seminar was held at C. A. Robinson & Co. One of the more attention grabbing promo- 
tions was held at C.A. Robinson last week Pat Karns and Ken Anderson from Fun 
Games. Inc., were in Los Angeles with posters, buttons, and T-shirts supporting their 
4 player game with the slogan Bl PLANE 4 EXPLOSION 1976. It goes without saying 
the C A hospitality was naturally superb 


UPPER MID-WEST MUSINGS 

Mr & Mrs Gene Clennon, Austin, in the cities for the day on business trip Ric 
LaFleur, Devils Lake. N Dakota, in town for a couple of days. Quite a young man and 
chip off the old block . Our deepest sympathy goes out to Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Vadnais 
on the death of their daughter who was killed in an automobile accident last week . 
John Zegiin, Lieberman Music Co. flew to Miami last week to attend the sales meeting 
at Allied Leisure Harlan Beach, Fargo, flew into the Twin Cities Monday morning 
and drove back the same day with Irv Linderholm with a truck full of equipment 
Our deepest sympathy to the Sid Cohn family Sid at the age of 80. years passed 
away Monday. May 3 He had been in the coin machine business in Billings. Montana 
for over 35 years Montana Sales Originally from Minneapolis, and a brother of Billy 
Cohn, who was opreating and distributing in Minneapolis several decades ago and 
known as the Sphinx. Sid’s Montana Sales will continue to operate under the 
guidance of Sid's son Jack Earl Ackley, after being in the coin machine business 
since 1946, has sold out and will continue to be postmaster at Trego. Wise. . Mr & 
Mrs Dennis Weber, in the cities forthe day buying parts and records . . Seen in town 
the past week were Wayne Anderson, Bemidji, Bob Lucking, Tim O'Hara, Tom Karas 
and Joe Hechter David Schroeder, Mitchell S.D has moved into a larger and most 
beautiful home Ernie Sonsa, along in years and in the coin machine business for a 
good many years, has decided to retire and has sold out to Bill Bernard, Hot Springs. 
S.D Glenn Charney, Viking Vending Co. and Merrill Steincamp of Automatic 
Products. St Paul drove up to International Falls Friday to meet Irv Linderholm and 
Harlan Beach of United Music Fargo, and Herman Warn, Salem. S.D to do some lake 
trout fishing over the weekend Mr. & Mrs Bob Addington, Bismarck, in the cities 
for a few days of vacation Mrs Dar Holsman from way up north in town visiting her 
daughter and family for a few days. 


HOUSTON HAPPENINGS 

Edward Arwady, co-owner with younger brother Tommy (Tom) Arwady American 
Music. Co (2102 Leeland Houston) recently went into semi-retirement Tom Arwady 
now is active executive manager of the locally famous concern American Music is in 
its 51st year of operation here Edward founded the organization and has been in 
there all the way. Another outstanding feature of American Music is a super attractive 
(beautiful actually would not be too extravagant) front office and display hall Back- 
ground setting includes two new. latest model Seeburg phonographs. Prominently 
displayed are photos of first locations, employees, transportation service vehicles 
and such . Enjoyed as always a very pleasant visit with Jesse Herrera, owner oflong 
established Jesse Herrera's Amusement Co., in office of his firm at 1719 Gentry St.. 
Houston While there, met his oldest son Luis Carlos Gonzales. The tall, slender 
youth was occupied with duties connected with amusement firm Silver Fox 
Record Distributing Co. (1015 E 11th St. Houston), one of two latest to be 
established big companies here, has changed to one stop record service Leland 
Rogers is founder and owner of the company . . , Recently had the pleasure of meet- 
ing attractive Hazel Rogers, wife of Leland Rogers, owner. Silver Fox Dist. Co. En- 
joyed long visit with H.W. (Pappy) Daily, founder and now president emeritus of H W 
Daily. Inc.. Houston. The organization is. and has been for years, probably most wide- 
ly known record wholesaler in Tex. Pappy, himself once a pro. baseball player, still is 
among tops as to knowledge of the game. Pappy (together with many, many other 
local fans) is not too pleased with Bob Prince as radio announcer for Houston Astros 
(N L League). Prince is latest addition to Astros radio and TV announcers . Next 
publication of Houston Happenings hopefully will include details of Music Operators 
of Texas Convention at Rice Hotel. Houston, scheduled for May 21-23. 1976 


EASTERN FLASHES 

On Thursday. May 13. upwards of 40 persons were on hand at the See-North Dist. 
Inc. (Albany) premises to attend a Williams service school conducted by the factory's 
field engineer Leonard Nakielny. Nakielny is noted for his thorough, very instructive 
sessions — and this particular occasion was no exception, as Bill Pruning told us. 
Subsequent sessions were slated for the Buffalo and Syracuse branches. Prior to the 
Williams school. Seeburg's field engineer Bob Zeising conducted a series of four in- 
dividual schools at See-North in Syracuse. Buffalo. Rochester and Albany These 
sessions were limited to 30 persons per class. On the subject of phonograph sales, 
Bill said he chalked up a record month in April for Seeburg "Entertainer” and quad 
models and, based on present demand, anticipates an even bigger May! Quads are 
doing exceptionally well, he said, "about six out of ten installations in this area are on 
quad” . Said a quick hello to Dotty Margiasso, gal friday to sales manager Jack De 
Marco at Ebsco Amusements in Red Bank. N. J She mentioned the firm's successful 
participation in the recent Ohio state association convention and noted that Jack De 
Marco was in attendance at the Music & Amusement Assn, of New York convention in 
Swan Lake to man the Ebsco display of its home and coin-operated line of fussball 
machines — which were so popularly received at the Ohio conclave. The home 
model is designated as VHM-2 and the coin-op as GF-ICP. 


MILWAUKEE MENTIONS 

OUR SINCERE WISHES FOR a speedy recovery to Dennis Jacomet, son of Red 
Jacomet, Red's Novelty in Milw. Dennis has been ill and hospitalized forthe past 2V2 
weeks, but Red tells us he is now showing some improvement. Even though his son's 
illness has been taking up much of his time. Red did tell us that collections seem to be 
holding up pretty well, and everyone was working very hard getting new equipment 
out and seeing to it that things are in shape for the upcoming summer season. 

ASSOCIATION NEWS: Don't forget — the Music Operators of Minnesota will be 
holding their annual meeting in Minneapolis. June 4-6. Any Wisconsin operators 
planning on attending should keep those dates in mind. 

SPOKE UNEXPECTEDLY WITH Pat Sind berg of Radio Doctors in Milw.. who told 
us that the stork had finally landed at her sister's leaving behind a new baby on April 
Fool's Day. When asked about new little LPs. Pat said there had been nothing new for 
several months, but she was still selling everything that she had in stock. 


State Association Calendar 1976 


June 4-6: Music Operators of 
Minnesota, annual conv., 
Radissan South, Minneapolis 

June 11-13: Illinois Coin Machine 
Ops. Assn, annual meeting, 
French Lick Sheraton, French 
Lick, Ind. 

July 23-25: Montana Coin Mach. 
Ops. Assn, annual conv.. West 
Yellowstone 

August 27-29: No. Carolina Coin 
Ops. Assn, annual conv., 


Sheraton Motel, Charlotte 
September 9-12: Florida Amuse- 
ment Merchandising Assn, an- 
nual conv,, Sheraton Towers, 
Orlando 

September 16-18: Music 
Operators of Virginia annual 
conv., Hyatt House, Richmond 
October 14-16: West Virginia 
Music & Vending Assn, annual 
conv., Sheraton Inn, 
Clarksburg 


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COIN MACHINES 
WANTED 


WANT — all makes new and used phonographs wall 
boxes. TV games Air Hockey pool tables bumper 
pool tables, electronic baseball games, electronic 
games. Kee games, floor models. ST THOMAS 
COIN SALES INC 669 Talbot St St. Thomas On- 
tario. Canada N5P 1C9 Canada s oldest established 
distributor since 1927 Phone Vince Barrie (519; 
631-9550 Mail current price list if equipment now 
available 


WANTED — BALLY MULTIPLIERS WITH HOPPER 
all 3-, 5-. and 65-coin models considered Also want- 
ed: Williams and Gottlieb 4-plr pinballs max. 3 years 
Old. HANSA MYNT AUTOMATER AB Box 300 41 
S-400 43 Gothenburg, Sweden 


RECONDITIONED SPRING SPECIALS FOR SALE 
Bally Twin Win (2 pi; $695: Big Show (2 pL $545 
Spacetime(4 pi; $495: Gottlieb Hot Shot (4 pi; $695 
Midway Ball Part $795; Twin Pirate Gun $795 
Playtime $445: Leader Upright $445: Leader Lo-Boy 
$445; Winner IV $395; Sea Devil $295: Winner $195 
Dart Champ $95: Allied Leisure Super Shifter $795 
Vendo Classic 30 Model 320-WC30B cigarette 
machines in excellent condition 'complete as is; 
$65 MICKEY ANDERSON INC PO Box 6369 
Erie. Pa 16512 Phone (81 4; 452-3207 


COIN MACHINES 
FOR SALE 


CONVERSION CARTRIDGES — Play stereo records 
on Seeburg monaural phonos B thru 201 No adiust- 
ments required — lust plug in — eliminate sound dis- 
tortion needle skipping excessive record wear 
$24 95 postpaid Satisfaction guaranteed Quantity 
discounts CA THORP SERVI. 1520 Missouri 
Oceanside Ca 92054 


FOR SALE Bingos for export only County Fairs $800 
Roller Derby $800 Silver Sails $800 Border 
Beautys $800 Can Can $800 Big Wheels $700 
Magic Rings $900. Sega Gran National $600 
Chicago Rifle Gallery $750 Super Shifters $700 
Gran Trak 10s $900. Sega Moto Champ $700 Key 
Twin Racers $1250 TV Basketball $700 D&P 
MUSIC, 1237 Mt Rose Ave PO Box 243. York PA 
1 7403 Phone (717; 848-1 846 


50 SEEBURG 100 selection wall boxes $5 00 each 50 
Seeburg 160 selection wall boxes $37 50 each 
10.000 used 45 rpm records 15 each CENTRAL 
MUSIC CO . P O Box 284 407 E Ave D Killeen 
Texas 76541 


SALE: We have quantities Flippers. CC Heehaws 
Rivieras. W Dipsydoodles Stardust Fantastic 
Goldrush Bally Mariners N i pits 4 Million BC Gott 
Hotshot. Jack Box. etc etc PAN AMERICAN 
AMUSEMENTS 1211 Liberty Avenue Hillside 
New Jersey 07205 Telephone (201 ; 353-5540 


FOR SALE Write or call — 200 asst used TV games — 
300 asst arcade pieces — late model pins — 
ROBERT JONES INTERNATIONAL INC. 880 
Providence Hwy Dedham Mass. 02026 — (617 
329-4880 or ROBERT JONES INTERNATIONAL 
INC. 601 Thompson Rd N Syracuse N Y —(3151 
463-6251 


EXPORT New Digital Uprights! Black Gold Sweet 
Shawnee and more 1 ASC DIST SALES 32 Franklin 
St Quincy Ma 02169 1617; 773-1804 


ANTIQUES — Beautiful Antique Piano built for 1865 
World s Fair Carved wood music stand Oil paintings 
around inside edge of piano Must be seen to be 
believed $3850 00 or best offer '805; 252-0404 or 
'805 252-9985. 


NATIONAL WHITENBURG MODEL 400 FOOD VEN- 
DOR I National 21CE candy machine — Vendo Visi- 
Vend Rowe cigarette machines 20 700 $1 75 or 7 for 
$1000 — Rowe 20 800 $295 crating extra Arcade 
equipment. Motor Cycle Funland Pennant Sami 
Sea Raider and Dune Buggy pool tables, pinballs 
and many other items VATHIS VENDORS Call 
1214; 792-2806 793-3723 or 792-1810 


ALL TYPES OF COIN-OPERATED EQUIPMENT Flip- 
pers shuffle alleys guns TV games Williams Got- 
tlieb ChiCoin Ramtek Allied Natting Phonographs 
'large selection, Wurlitzer Seeburg AMI Rock-Ola 
Rock-OI a vending Cigarettes candy cold drink Na- 
tional Smokeshop Rock-Ola All kinds shipped to 
perfection or buy as-is and save We have the right 
price and equipment on hand to serve your needs 
Write or call FLOWER CITY DISTRIBUTORS INC 
389 Webster Ave Rochester NY 14609 716 

654-8020 Ask for Joe Grillo 


FOR SALE - Silver Sails Ticker Tapes Lotta Fans 
and Stock Markets available Also Wall Street Barrel 
Of Fun Keeney Red Arrows. Sweet Shawnee. Bally 
Saper Jumbos, and late used Gottlieb flippers 
These games are completely shopped CALL 
WASSICK NOVELTY '304; 292-3791 Morgantown 
W Va 


SEEBURG LPC 150 AMI 200 N 150, Johnson coin 
sorter & counter 295 Tennis Tourney 200. Electro 
Dart 100 BROWSER 2009 Mott Ave Far 
Rockaway N Y 


FOR SALE - New & used equipment Bally Bingos 
Keeney Red Arrows (twin & single Red Coaches. 
Sweet Shawnees Ready for location Call or write 
AMERICAN VENDING Box 267 Washingtonville 
Ohio 44490: ohone'216 427-6696 


FOR SALE Kee Tanks Ramtek Baseball Sports 
Center Midway Wheels Winner TV Paddle Battles 
Basket Ball UB1 Sport A Balls. Brunswick Karate 
D&L DISTRIBUTING CO INC Box 6007 Har- 
risburgh Pa. (71 7: 545-4264 


FOR SALE Fast Draw S845 Super Soccer $765: Far 
Out $710 Nip It $495 Super Star S675 Gold 
Record $685 Speed King $595: Turf Club $475 
Twin Skeet Shoot Gun $550: Grand National $575 
Moto Champ $625 Killer Shark $495 Sea Devil 
Shark Gun $595 Wild Kingdom Gun $335 
Gangbusters $625: Super Shifter $765 Crack Shot 
$495 Steeplechase $1 195 Trak 10 $675: Anti 
Aircraft S795 Gran Trak $725 Tank $985 Ramtek s 
Baseball $825 Tennis Tourney $225 Dynamo Soc- 
cers S425: Dynamo $225: Bio Rhythm $550 Flying 
Ace $625: Times Square $350 Swagrab $1 095 
Bumper Pool $385: NEWORLEANS NOVELTY CO 
1055 Dryades St New Orleans Louisiana 70113 
Phone' 504; 529-7321 CABLE NONOVCO 


FOR SALE MIDWAY Bulls Eye Golf Chamo ESP 
Electro Dart Wall Games $150 D&L DISTRIBUT- 
ING CO 6691 Allentown Blvd Harrisburg Pa '717; 
545-4264 


FOR SALE ROCK-OLA 504 WALLBOX S100 Rock- 
Ola Receivers 1725-8-2 1765 1755 1721 1769 
$65 each WESTERN DISTRIBUTORS. 1226 SW 
16th Avenue Portland Ore 228-7565 


FOR SALE We have in stock a great quantity of 5 year 
old pinball machines Gottlieb Write to SOVODA 51 
Rue de Longvic 21300 Chenove France telex 
350018 


IMMEDIATE DELIVERY Hollycrane motors. Bally 
Bingo Control Motors Bally O K Games Lido 
Roller Derby Circus Queen Bikini New Sweet 
Shawnee New Twin Knight Used Uprights New 
Big Three backglasses LOWELL ASSOCIATES 
PO Box 386 Glen Burnie Md 21061 (301; 
768-3400 


RECORD BINS FOR SALE 4 LP wide step-uos $80 
each: 5 LP wide step-ups $100 each extra large 
browser bins SI 25 each Contact Jack Baker '213; 
240-6290 


FOR SALE — One of the largest selections of new & 
used add-a-balls & arcade machines in the northeast 
Call or write for our list COIN MACHINE DISTRIB- 
UTORS INC 213 N Division St Peekskill N Y 
10566 ‘Westchester Co 914 737-5050 


FOR SALE Wms Triple Strike $650 Wurlitzer Phono- 
graphs 3400 $325 3500-40 425 Strato Flite (4 
pi; S695 Super Flite '2 pi; $645 No crating Call 
Ogden Whitbeck 518/377-2162. Mohawk Skill 
Games Co 67 Swaggertown Road Scotia N Y 
12302 


FOR SALE Big Shot $595 Grand Slam $395 High 
Hand $495 Space Time $525 Turf Club $495 Twin 
Skeet Shoot Rifle $595 Speed King $625 Grand 
National $625 Moto Champ $675 Air Attack $625 
Gangbusters $650 Goal Tender $395 Super Shifter 
$775 Crack Shot $525 Monte Carlo $375 Qwak 
$695 Trak 10 $675 Jet Fighter $1 025 Trivia $875 
Dynamo $425 Bio Rhythm $625 Sex Tester $350 
Swagrab $1 150 Sterro Coin $225 Flying Ace 
$650 New Orleans Novelty Co.. 1055 Dryades St 
NewOrleans Louisiana 701 13 Tel '504 529-7321 
Cable NONOVCO 


EMPLOYMENT 

SERVICE 


JO-BAR MUSIC PUBLISHING CORPORATION and 
BAR-JO Records. Inc needs investors and stock- 
holders to re-ooen music business — Write BAR-JO 
at 83-45 Vietor Ave Suite 2B Elmhurst. NY 1 1373 
or call (21 2; 898-1 628 or 243-5668 


SERVICE SCHOOL FOR GAMES AND MUSIC Ten 
week night course teaches practical, theory 
schematics $575 full price COMIT 2115 Beverly 
Blvd Los Angeles. Ca 90057 (213; 483-0300. 


YOUNG WRITER-PRODUCER with sources for artists 
and material desires association with a progressive 
record company needing same and prepared to 
make offers Write C.K. Aspinwall of 652 Azalea 
Drive in LaGrange. Ga 30240 


BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY - Sell reconditioned flip- 
per games guns and arcade equipment video 
games and kiddie rides to operators in your area 
Weekly list of available equipment and current 
prices furnished Call or write for application CEN- 
TRAL DISTRIBUTORS INC 2315 Olive Street St 
Louis. Missouri 63103(314; 351 1 


SERVICES 
COIN MACHINE 


ACE LOCKS KEYED ALIKE SEND LOCKS AND THE 
key you want them mastered to $1 00 each 
RANDEL LOCK SERVICE 61 Rockaway Avenue 
Valley Stream NY 11580 Tel '516; VA 5-6216 
Our 35th year in vending 


SCHOOL FOR GAMES & MUSIC One to four week 
courses Phonos Flippers and Bingos By 
schematics 1 CALS COIN COLLEGE PO Box 810 
NicomaPark Okla 73066 '405:769-5343 


Put Thump in Your Bumpers' DC Pin Game Con- 
versions $10 95 ASC Dist Sales 32 Franklin St 
Quincv Ma 02169 617-773-1804 


HUMOR 


FREE' Sample copy of the Hollywood Gag Letter 
Monthly comedy service for deeiays and other en- 
tertainers Includes one-liners stories outdowns 
trivia much more 1 Send stamp for free issue and 
comedy catalog EDMUND ORRIN 2786-C West 
Roberts Fresno Calif 93711 


RECORDS-MUSIC 


RARE RECORD SHOPS AND FINDERS List of 31 
United States shoos Uo to date list personally com- 
piled $2 MACLEANS 312 Belanger St Houma 
La 70360 


HOUSE OF OLDIES — We are the world headquarters 
for out of print LPs and 45s Also the largest selec- 
tion of old rock n roll and rhythm and blues albums 
Our famous 3 in 1 catalog $1 25 HOUSE OF 
OLDIES 267 Bleeker St NY NY 10014 '212 
243-0500 


FOR EXPORT ALL LABELS OF PHONOGRAPH 
RECORDS cartridges cassettes Also excellently 
onced selections of close-outs Nearly 30 years of 
personalized service to importers world over 
Wholesale only DARO EXPORTS LTD 1468 Coney 
Island Avenue Brooklyn NY 11230 Cable 
EXPODARO NEW YORK 


WANT RECORDS & TAPES 45s AND LPs surplus re- 
turns overstock cut-outs etc Call or write Harry 
Warrmer at KNICKERBOCKER MUSIC CO 453 
McLean Ave Yonkers New York 10705 '914 GR 
6-7778 


LEADING TAPE AND RECORD DISTRIBUTORS OF 
all labels Will sell current & cut-out merchandise at 
lowest prices Member of NARM Send for 
catalogues CANDY STRIPE RECORDS INC 371 
S Main Street Freeport New York 11520 '516; 
379-5151 '212, 895-3930. Telex 126851 Canstripe 
Free 


INTERNATIONAL COLLECTORS find rare LPs by 
Byrds Cher Everly Brothers Rick Nelson Sandy 
Nelson Dusty Springfield and others in our special 
collector's list $100incl airmailing The fastest and 
most dependable service in the world AIRDISC 
SPECIAL SERVICES Box 835 Amityville New 
York 1 1 701 


OPERATORS — We buy used records not over 1 year 
old 10 each plus postage. JOHN M AYLES- 
WORTH & CO 9701 Central Ave Garden Grove 
Calif 92644 '714; 537-5939 


KING OF MUSIC RECORDS is looking for masters 
Send copies to KING OF MUSIC RECORDS. 
806-16th Avenue South Suite 217 Nashville Ten- 
nessee 37203 or call (615; 242-2023 


FOR SALE Approx 20.000 45 s from 1966 through 
1975 Take all 5 each plus ISC postage Charles 
Zierer P O Box 482 Tarpon Springs Fla 33589 


OPERATORS — We buy used records right off your 
iukeboxes on a steady basis We pay fast Call Mr 
Andrews '51 6; 822-3733 


SHRINK PACKAGING EQUIPMENT for record tape 
retailers & manufacturers Complete units for $240 & 
up. Send for details & oictures M LATTER MFG & 
SALES 5050 Venice Blvd Los Angeles CA 90019 
'213', 933-7646 


POEMS WANTED - The NEW YORK SOCIETY OF 
POETS is compiling a book of poems If you have 
written a poem and would like our selection commit- 
tee to consider it for publication send your poem 
and a self-addressed stamped envelope to NEW 
YORK SOCIETY OF POETS PO Box 727 Radio 
Station New York. N.Y 10019 


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\j Adds fr 42 


; KATZ - ST. LOUIS 

Something He Can Feel — Aretha Franklin — Atlantic 
[ This Masquerade — George Benson — WB 

Hope We Get To Love — Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis 
-ABC 

Was It Something I Said — Bobby McClure — Hi 
8 To 13 — Easy Lovin' — Bo Kirland/Ruth Davis 
J 2lTo14 -Sophisticated Lady — Natalie Cole 
j 20 To 15 — Open — Smokey Robinson 
[ 22 To 16 — Yes Yes. Yes — Bill Cosby 

New LPs — Isleys, Ramsey Lewis. Norman Connors. 

| Natalie Cole 


WGIV - CHARLOTTE 

Get Oft Your Aahh — Foxy - Dash 

You'll Never Find Another —Lou Rawls — Phila. Int'l 

L A Sunshine — Sylvia — Vibration 

Ain't The Real Thing — Bobby Bland — ABC 

Treat Me Like A Man — Dramatics — ABC 

Get Off That Thing — James Brown — Polydor 

Missin' An' Angel - -Tavares — Capitol 

35 To 18 — Something He Can Feel — Aretha Franklin 

26 To 6 — Spirit Of 76 — Booty People 
29 To 20 — Superstar — Jackie Robinson 

40 To 1 5 — Can't Stop Groovin' — B T Express 

31 To 26 — Cloudy — Tamiko Jones 

WILD - BOSTON 

Who Loves You — Isley Bros — T-Neck 
It's Better Than Walking Out — Marlena Shaw - Blue 
Note/U A 

Touch 8 Go — Ecstasy, Passion 8 Pain — Roulette 
Say You Love Me — D J Rogers — RCA 
Easy Lovin' — Bo Kirkland 8 Ruth Davis — Claridge 
It's Good For The Soul — Luther — Cotillion 
I Hope We GetTo Love In Time — Marily NcCoo 8 
Billy Davis — ABC 

Takin' It To The Streets — Doobie Bros. — WB 
Nine Times — Moments — Stang 
Whole New Thing — Rose Banks — Motown 
Winners Together — George & Gwen McCrae — T K 
1 8 To 1 1 — I Want You — Marvin Gaye 

21 To 16 — Foxy Lady — Crown Heights Affair 
29 To 18 — More More More — Andrea True 

Connection 

34 To 20 — Baretta's Theme — Rhythm Heritage 
37 To 21 — Open — Smokey Robinson 

39 To 24 — Sing A Happy Funky Song — Miz Davis 

40 To 25 — Wanna Make Love — Sun 

38 To 29 — Don't Stop Now — Hot Chocolate 

WCIN - CINCINNATI 

Real Thing - Bobby Bland ABC 

This Masquerade — George Benson - WB 

Can't Stop Groovin' — B T Express — Columbia 

Missin' An Angel —Tavares — Capitol 

HearTheWord — Margie Joseph — Cotillion 

Caught In The Act — Facts Of Life — Kavette 

Up The Creek — Temptations — Gordy 

Dancin' Free Hot Ice Rage 

17 To 4 — Lonely One -Special Delivery 

32 To 5 — Yes Yes Yes - Bill Cosby 

22 To 1 1 — Something He Can Feel - Aretha Franklin 

23 To 16 — Could This Be Magic — Donna Summer 
24To 18 — Happy People -Trammps 

27 To 22 — Hustle On Up - Hidden Strength 

29 To 24 Get Off Your Aahh Foxy 

30 To 25 — Night Life — Miracles 
33To 27 — Lovin On Me - Willie Fisher 

WOL - WASHINGTON 

Yes. Yes. Yes — Bill Cosby — Capitol 

Sunshine — I mpressions — Curtom 

SpiritOf 76 — Booty People — Calla 

Could It Be Magic -Donna Summer - Casablanca 

L A Sunshine -Sylvia All Platinum 

Heart Do The Walking - Supremes -- Motown 

WNJR - NEWARK 

All Night All Right Honey White 8 The Night Man - 

Haven/Capitol 

Somebody's GettirY It — Johnnie T aylor — Columbia 
Strokin — Leon Haywood —20th Century 
This Masquerade - George Benson WB 
You Don't Have To Go — Chi-Lites — Brunswick 
Keep That Same Old Feeling — Crusaders — Blue 
Thumb/ABC 

Hot To 12 — This Masquerade — George Benson 
Hot To 14 —Super Disco RimShots 
Extra To 13 — You'll Never Find Another Lou Rawls 
32 To 1 5 — Let Me Down Easy — Rare Pleasure 

WYLD - NEW ORLEANS 

Every Woman Has The Right — Roy C — Mercury 

All Alone — Checkmates Polydor 

Enie Menie Mo — Elliot Small — Malaco 

This Is It — Melba Moore — Buddah 

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do — Jimmy Bee — Calla 

I'm Not The Fool — E Jackie Hines — Cosmic 

WTLC - INDIANAPOLIS 

Gotta Get Away From You Baby — First Choice — 

Philly Groove 

Heaven Must Be Missing — Tavares — Capitol 
Where Happy People Go — Trammps — Atlantic 
Hey What's That Dance -Choice Four RCA 
You'll Never Find Another Love — Lou Rawls — Phila 
Int'l 

Move Me — James Gilstrap — Chelsea 
Somebody's Gettin' It - JohnnieTaylor —Columbia 
Wherever You Go - Skip Mahoney's Casuals — Abet 

1 4 To 6 — Searchin — Soul T rain Gang 

15 To 9 — Sophisticated Lady — Natalie Cole 

24 To 10 — Love —Graham Central Station 
21 To 1 1 — Sunshine — Impressions 

25 To 12 — Soul Dog 

33 To 1 3 — Something He Can Feel — Aretha Franklin 

34 To 25 — Strokin' — Leon Haywood 

40 To 27 — Can t Stop Groovin' — 8 T Express 

38 To 28 — It Ain't The Real Thing — Bobby Bland 

39 To 31 - Sara Smile — Hall 8 Oates 

WVOL - NASHVILLE 

Yes. Yes Yes — Bill Cosby — Capitol 
You'll Never Find Another Love — Lou Rawls — Phila 
Int'l 

Something He Can Feel — Aretha Franklin — Atlantic 
HearTheWord Margie Joseph — Cotillion 

WLOU - LOUISVILLE 

Love — Graham Central Station WB 
Treat Me Like A Man — Dramatics — ABC 
Can't Stop Groovin — B T Express — Columbia 
Something He Can Feel — Aretha Franklin — Atlantic 
You'll Never Find Another Love — Lou Rawls — Phila 
Int'l 

Who Loves You Better — Isley Bros. T-Neck 



BIMBO JET SIGNED TO ROULETTE - Bimbo Jet has been signed to Roulette Records, 
coincident with the release of their first single on the label, "Love Is What 'We Need . ” 
Pictured above at the signing are (standing. I to r ): group members Francesco Kenul: 
Alfredo Rios: Pepe Shee'han: Roulette Records president Morris Levy: Panama 
Watson and Willie Colon of the group: manager John Gomez: and Dante De Lem os. 
Seated (I to r) are Lourdes Ramirez: Pyramid Records' president and Roulette Rec- 
ords' general manager Dennis Canim: and Geri DiGiulio 



LOU DONALDSON SIGNED TO COTILLION - Lou Donaldson has signed a contract 
with Cotillion Records, distributed worldwide by Atlantic Records. "A Different 
Scene." the alto saxophonist's first album for the newly-reactivated Cotillion label 
( and the first new LP for the label) is set for national release on June 1 . Shown are 
(from left): John Brantley. Rick Willard. Lou Donaldson's manager, and Henry Allen. 



HEATH LEVY AND MCA MUSIC JOIN FORCES IN AMERICA In a joint undertaking. Sal 
Chiantia, president of MCA Music. Geoffrey Heath and Eddie Levy, have launched 
Heath Levy Music. Inc The company will run within the framework of MCA Music in 
New York. Los Angeles and Nashville. 

Heath Levy Music. Inc., will represent in the USA. the catalogs of the British com- 
pany including GTO's publishing as well as acquiring other British catalogs for the 
USA. and the development of local talent Left to right: Geoffrey Heath. Eddie Levy. 
Sal Chiantia. 


Country Adds fr 33 

WWOK - MIAMI 

Home Made Love — Tom Bresh -Farr 
RednecMThe Redneck National Anthem; — Vernon 
Oxford — RCA 

Save Your Kisses For Me — Margo Smith — Warner 
Brothers 

Golden Ring — George Jones 8 Tammy Wynette — 
Epic 

MacArthur's Hand — Cal Smith — MCA 

Do You Right Tonight — Eddie Rabbitt — Elektra 

KCKN - KANSAS CITY 
Love Revival — Mel Tillis — MCA 
Pretty Lies — Sherry Bryce — MCA 
Faded Love — Billie Jo Spears —'Capitol 
Solitary Man — T G Sheppard — Hitsville 
Vaya Con Dios - - Freddy Fender — ABC/Dot 
In Some Room Above The Street — Gary Stewart — 
RCA 

Number One — Billy Swan — Monument 
So Sad — Connie Smith — Columbia 
Rodeo Cowboy — Lynn Anderson — Columbia 
Who's Been Here Since I've Been Gone — Hank Snow 
-RCA 

The Sweetest Thing — Dottsy — RCA 
KENR - HOUSTON 

Do You Right Tonight — Eddie Rabbitt — Elektra 
Solitary Man — T.G Sheppard — Hitsville 
Save Your Kisses For Me — Margo Smith — Warner 
Brothers 

Love Revival — Mel Tillis — MCA 
I'll Get Better — Sammi Smith — Elektra 

WPLO - ATLANTA 

When Something Is Wrong With My Baby — Sonny 
James -Columbia 

Is Forever Longer Than Always — Porter Wagoner 8 
Dolly Parton — RCA 

That's What Friends Are For — Barbara Mandrell — 
ABC/Dot 

WRCP - PHILADELPHIA 

Can You Hear Those Pioneers — Rex Allen Jr — 
Warner Brothers 

When Something Is Wrong With My Baby — Sonny 
James -Columbia 

I Really Had A Ball Last Night — Carmol Taylor — 
Elektra 

T For Texas — Tompall — Polydor 
Is Forever Longer Than Always — Porter Wagoner 8 
Dolly Parton — RCA 

KLAC - LOS ANGELES 

Here Comes The Freedom Train — Merle Haggard — 
Capitol 

Is Forever LongerThan Always — PorterWaqoner 8 
Dolly Parton — RCA 

Lovin' Somebody On A Rainy Night — La Costa — 
Capitol 

Negatory Romance — TomT Hall — Mercury 
Vaya Con Dios - Freddy Fender —ABC/Dot 

WAME - CHARLOTTE, N.C. 

Gone At Last - Johnny Paycheck — Epic 
That's What Friends Are For Barbara Mandrell - 
ABC/Dot 

Negatory Romance - Tom T Hall — Mercury 
When Something Is Wrong With My Baby — Sonny 
James — Columbia 

WVOJ - JACKSONVILLE 

Save Your Kisses For Me — Margo Smith — Warner 
Bros 

Woman -David Wills - Epic 
Was It Worth It — Joe Stampley — Epic 
It's Different With You — Mary Lou T urner — MCA 
MacArthur's Hand — Cal Smith — MCA 
Number One - Billy Swan — Monument 
Bridge For Crawling Back — Roy Head — ABC/Dot 
I Love The Way That You Love Me — Ray Griff - 
Capitol 

One Of These Days — Emmylou Harris — Reprise 
You Always Look Your Best — George Jones — Epic 

WIRE - INDIANAPOLIS 
Rodeo Cowboy — Lynn Anderson — Columbia 
A Butterfly For Buckey — Bobby Goldsboro — United 
Artists 

Negatory Romance — Tom T Hall — Mercury 
Bridge For Crawling Back - Roy Head -ABC/Dot 
Golden Ring — George Jones 8 Tammy Wynette — 
Epic 

Lovin' Somebody On A Rainy Night — LaCosta — 
Capitol 

Is Forever LongerThan Always — Porter 8 Dolly - 
RCA 

Think Summer - Roy Clark — ABC/Dot 
WITL - LANSING 

Love Revival — Mel Tillis — Polydor 
Love Me To Sleep Tonight - Mike Yager — Republic 
So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad; — Connie 
Smith - Columbia 

One Of These Days — Emmylou Harris — Reprise 
Woman - David Wills- Epic 
Rodeo Cowboy — Lynn Anderson — Columbia 
KBOX - DALLAS 

Vaya Con Dios — Freddy Fender — ABC/Dot 
Was It Worth It - Joe Stampley — Epic 
Heart Don't Fail Me Now - Randy Cornor — ABC/Dot 
An Angel On My Shoulder — Joni Lee — MCA 
I'll Get Better — Sammi Smith — Elektra 
The Sweetest Thing — Dottsy — RCA 
Save Your Kisses For Me - Margo Smith — Warner 
Brothers 

Love Revival — Mel Tillis — MCA 


Rankin 45 Released; 
Return To N.Y. Set 

NEW YORK — Kenny Rankin, whose 
newest single "Creepin" has just been 
released will return to New York's Bot- 
tom Line forthree nights. July 9-1 1 . after 
selling out a similar three night stand 
earlier this year. Rankin is currently in 
Los Angeles cutting a new album with 
producer Michael Stewart, while Little 
David Records plans to reissue his 
"Inside" album. 


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May 29. 1976 


C4SH BOX INTERWTIOWL 


British Publishers Gain 
Mech. Copyright Collection 

21st Full Control Since 1911 Copyright Act 


Moon Award To Somers 
At 8th BMI Canada Dinner 

For Outstanding International Contributions 


LONDON — The Music Publishers As- 
sociation has taken over full control of 
the Mechanical Copyright Protection 
Society at a total purchase cost of about 
350.000 pounds sterling. The new 
managing director is Bob Montgomery 
(previously with Chappell Ind.) and 
former MCPS directors Bill Abbott and 
Bert Pratt have been retained as consul- 
tants. Commenting on the new MPA 
president Dick James said. 1 For the first 
time since the Copyright Act of 1911 
U K. copyright owners will have full con- 
trol of their collection of mechanical 
royalties. The importance of this was 
reflected by the large turnout at the 
meeting.'' 

DJM Records has signed two deals 
with CBS in Holland. The first gives the 
CBS plant in Holland complete rights to 
the manufacture of DJM Records for the 
whole of Europe including tapes The 
deal was negotiated by Stephen James 
and Nick Hampton, managing director 
and group business coordinator for DJM 
respectively and Peter Bowwens for 
CBS in Holland. The second agreement 
is for distribution of DJM product in 
Holland, whereby DJM will select re- 
leases for the Holland territory Market- 
ing, promotion, sales and distribution will 
be undertaken by CBS in Holland This 
deal was negotiated by Stephen James 
and Nick Hampton for DJM and John Vis, 

Chas Chandler: 
Barn Records 

LONDON — Chas Chandler has set up 
his own label, to be known as Barn Rec- 
cords Chandler's current publishing 
company is known as Barn Music, and 
acts appearing on the new set up will be 
Slade Brian Parrish and Medicine Head 
Last week Chandler flew to Hamburg and 
signed a world-wide (excluding the USA; 
distributing and manufacturing deal with 
J. Dieter Bliersbach. senior vice presi- 
dent of Polydor International. This new 
deal replaces the existing agreement for 
Slade which was due to expire at the end 
of the year and covers all product on the 
new label Chandler started life in the 
music business as bass player with the 
Animals, and then went on to manage 
the legendary Jimi Hendrix, and after his 
death Slade First release on the label 
will be an album from the reunited 
Animals. 

Co-founder of London Records and 

Disney and Buena Vista veteran jazz 
musician Tutti Camarata was guest of 
honor at a lunch hosted by Sir Edward 
Lewis of Decca Records to celebrate 
Tutti’s 30 years as an artist with the com- 
pany and to re-sign his contract. While at 
Disney he produced over 300 children's 
LPs before leaving to start his own 
studios in Los Angeles known as Sunset 
Sound. He then went on to co-found 
London Records with Sir Edward. T utti is 
currently recording a new album in 
Kingsway Hall titled ‘Opera For 
Orchestra — La Boheme. 

Managing director Larry Page has an- 
nounced that Terry Fenn has been ap- 
pointed to the board of directors of Pen- 
ny Farthing Record Distributors and 
Penny Farthing Records Ltd Fenn was 
first with Page at Page One Records in 
1968, but left the company after Larry 
Page sold the firm to DJM. He then 
joined the Larry Page Group as financial 
controller Commenting on the appoint- 
ment Page said. "It is always a great 
pleasure to see someone in the company 
lift himself to the position of director. 


managing director and Paul Tesselaar. 
business affairs manager, for CBS Hol- 
land. 

Geoffrey Heath and Eddie Levy s new 

company Heathlevy Music has an- 
nounced that in the future they are to 
handle the publishing interests of GTO’s 
music publishing throughout the world. 
This follows the news of the agreement 
with Black Sheep Music The negotia- 
tions were conducted by Heath and Levy 
for Heathlevy and Dick Leahey. Keith 
Potger and Colin Hadley for GTO. Com- 
menting on the new GTO managing 
director Leahey said. "This is an ex- 
tension of a highly successful working 
relationship which has been built up over 
many years. Now that GTO Records is 
highly structured world-wide. I see this 
marriage as the perfect opportunity to 
develop our publishing strength.' 


‘Price Cutting’ 
Common, Says The 
Agency’s Cottini 

TORONTO — The Agency is the latest 
entry into the Canadian booking agency 
field, formed in March of this year by 
Dave Bluestein and Tim Cottini. both 
formerly with Concept 376 in this city. 

With about five years' professional ex- 
perience between them in the agency 
field and additional experience in con- 
cert promotions and band management, 
the two severed dealings with Concept 
and set about building up a personal 
hard-hitting national booking agency 
that attempts to work with a few select 
artists and build them up step by step 
There is always a certain amount of 
backfighting among agencies,' Blue- 
stein says, "but we don't really get too in- 
volved since we have our hands full tak- 
ing careof ourown operation.” 

Cottini claims that "price cutting" on 
acts that haven't signed exclusively to 
one agency is a fairly common practice 
and asserts that “when an agency is sup- 
plying regular entertainment to clubs, 
then the agent's interest is with the club ' 
more than with the band. Both Cottini 
and Bluestein are in agreement with 
Music Shoppe International's Ron Scrib- 
ner, also based in Toronto, on the fact 
that foreign acts are better off signing 


TORONTO — Toronto composer Harry 
Somers was this year's recipient of the 
Harold Moon Award for his outstanding 
contributions to Canadian music on an 
international level at the eighth annual 
BMI Canada awards dinner. 

The award, named after BMI Canada's 
founder and first managing director, car- 
ries with it a cash prize of $500. Moon 
has been active in the Canadian music 
industry for the last 27 years and remains 
a consultant and member of the board of 
BMI Canada Limited. 

The citation to Somers was based on 
his participation in World Music Week 
celebrations in Canada last fall, attended 
by representatives from 44 countries. 
Delegates at that time had the opportuni- 
ty to hear no fewer than four major works 
by the composer, including "Sonata for 
Violin” commissioned for and performed 


with a Canadian agency for representa- 
tion at the booking level in this country. 
"The fact is that the two countries are 
stuck together at the border but a Cana- 
dian agent can save a foreign act a great 
deal of money because of his own 
specific knowledge of this market." Blue- 
stein says. 

Staffed by four full time agents and a 
secretary. The Agency has been suc- 
cessful in placing a number of domestic 
acts on top-line concert shows as 
openers across the country, largely 
through co-operation with major concert 
promoters such as Donald Tarlton in 
Montreal and Concert Productions In- 
ternational's Mike Cohl in Toronto. In ad- 
dition, The Agency has ties with Studio 
City and Bruce Allen Talent Promotions 
in western Canada. Frank Wiener in 
northern Ontario and Entertainment 
Contacts in the Maritimes. 

Bluestein considers club bookings to 
be a major revenue earner for his com- 
pany at this time but feels that there are 
not enough across the country to handle 
the amount of business that is available. 

Among the acts that have signed for 
exclusive representation with The Agen- 
cy in this country are Gino Vannelli, 
Brutus. Downchild. Charity Brown. 
Fludd. the Stampeders. Good Brothers. 
Ken Tobias. A Foot In Coldwater, and 
Harry Chapin. Both Cottini and Bluestein 
are looking into national package tours 
with acts for the fall 


by Yehudi Menuhin, and the opera 
"Louis Riel." Subsequent to World Music 
Week several foreign countries asked for 
tapes for rebroadcast. 

Bicentennial Effort 

The Canadian Opera Company's pro- 
duction of "Louis Riel” was also staged in 
Washington as part of Canada's contribu- 
tion to the U S. bicentennial. This perfor- 
mance was recorded as a joint effort of 
the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation 
(CBC! and the U S Public Broadcasting 
System. "Louis Riel" was broadcast 
across Canada especially for the official 
opening of the CBC-FM stereo coast-to- 
coast network, the longest of its kind in 
the world. The recording was distributed 
to the more than 120 stations of the 
Public Broadcasting System. Somers' 
“Gloria" was also performed at Kennedy 
Center last year as part of the bicenten- 
nial celebrations. 

"It is interesting to note." continued 
the citation, "that the index of recordings 
produced and distributed by Radio 
Canada International around the world 
contains 18 of Somers' works, more 
works than by any other Canadian." 

Dual Winners 

Composers honored for their popular 
songs at the awards included a number 
of dual winners. Awarded two 
certificates of honor each for their con- 
tributions to Canadian music were Myles 
Goodwyn of April Wine ("Cum Hear the 
Band" and "I Wouldn't Want To Lose 
Your Love"); Domenic Troiano and 
Burton Cummings, members of the now 
disbanded Guess Who. ("Loves Me Like 
A Brother" and "Dancin' Fool"); Ken 
Tobias ("Run Away With Me" and "Lady 
Luck"); and Randy Bachman of BTO, the 
group that walked away with three Junos 
this year ("Hey You" and "You Ain't Seen 
Nothing Yet"). 

Other Juno winners recognized by 
BMI for their composing were Hagood 
Hardy for his hit "The Homecoming"; 
The Mercey Brothers Publishing Com- 
pany for the tune "California Lady” writ- 
ten by Peter Gray, who was also hon- 
ored; and Myles Cohen of Myles & Lenny 
for his hit "Can You Give It All To Me." 

Regional Awards 

Toronto winners included Tim Daniels. 
Mike McQueen, Craig Ruhnke and Paul 
Grady. From Montreal, those honored in- 
cluded Gilles Valiquette. Lee Gagnon. 
Jean Robitaille. and Jean-Pierre Man- 
seau 

Western Canadian honorees included 
Bob Ruzicka, Dick Damron. R, Harlan 
Smith and Denis Grady. From Vancouver 
there was Terry Jacks. Bill Henderson of 
Chilliwack. Fred Turner and Rob Bach- 
man of Bachman-Turner Overdrive, and 
Jake Doell 

Warren Barbour and Bill Gauvreau of 
the Ottawa group Octavian were hon- 
ored. as were Ted Trenholm of Oshawa 
(Ont. ) , David Bradstreet of London 
(Ont.j. Ray Materick of Hamilton (Ont.). 
and Jerry Palmer of Thunder Bay (Ont.). 

Leading the Canadian music publish- 
ers with three certificates each were 
Slalom Publishing Company, owned by 
Daniel Lazare of Montreal; Abovewater 
Publishing, the publishing arm of Attic 
Records in Toronto; and Randy 
Bachman's Ranbach Music of Van- 
couver 

Dual winners among the publishers 
were Cirrus Music. Gloosecap Music 
Ltd.. Blackwood Music (Canada) Ltd., 
and Quality Music Publishing Limited, all 
of Toronto 



AUSSIE RADIO LAUNCH - To celebrate the launching of radio station 87/ 2GB into its 
new rock format Phonogram Records held a party for on-air and managerial staff at 
their offices in Westfield Towers. Also present were Phonogram public relations crew 
as well as all local artists who were available on the day. Telephone calls from over- 
seas artists such as the Osmonds were received during the party offering congratula- 
tions. Local artists adding color to the occasion were Sebastian Hardie. G Wayne 
Thomas. The Executives. The Silver Studs. John Williamson and Digby Richards, 
who has lust contracted to Phonogram. From left to right: Grant Goldman (87/2GB). 
Rock Lockington (87/2GB). Mario Millo f Sebastian Hardie ). Peter Plavsic ( Sebastian 
Hardie). Vince Lovegrove. Tim Webster & Barry Bissell (87/2GB). 


May 29. 1976 


49 



Morris Albert, Letta MbuSu 
Highlight Musical Mallorca 

Brazilian Takes First Prize; S. African 2nd 
In Smooth , Efficient International Contest 


\ PALMA. MAJORCA— Brazil, represent- 
j ed by Morris Albert, has won the second 
[ Musical Mallorca song contest with "So 
Nice" written by Augusto M arte 1 1 i 
(music) and Elaiza Romero (lyrics). The 
prize was the Ilia d'Oro award and 
$ 10 , 000 . 

Albert was. in fact, the best-known in- 
ternational name participating in the pro- 
ceedings. but despite this, the three-day 
! event was distinguished by a remarkably 
high standard in both songs and perform- 
ances. 

The hit of the festival was undoubtedly 
Letta Mbulu representing South Africa. 
This tall, dynamic lady is a member of the 
Hausa people born in Johannesburg, but 
has been domiciled in the United States 
for the oast eight years, based in Los 
Angeles with her arranger-composer 
husband Cayphus Semenya. He wrote, 
arranged and conducted "Maru A Pula." 
a dialect song about the rain with which 
she won second place, the Ilia d'Argent 
trophy and $2,500. She also collected a 
special award for style and the critics' 
prize for the best performance 
Surprise 

There was considerable surprise that 
Letta Mbulu did not capture the top prize 
as well from the international jury whose 
members included Ray Conniff. Waldo 
de los Rios. Les Reed. Federico Moreno 
Torroba. Aldemaro Romero and Masa- 
fumi Watanabe Morris Albert's winning 
song, not to be confused with the Marcos 
Valle composition also known as "Sum- 
mer Samba." is a slow ballad bearing 
some resemblance to Albert's hit of last 
year. "Feelings.” in mood, and Albert 
seemed unsure of the lyrics each time he 
sang it during the contest. 

On the other hand. Musical Mallorca 
seemed to be definitely the South 
African-born songstress's occasion. Her 
style and attack lie somewhere between 
Della Reese and Miriam Makeba. who 
persuaded her and Cayphus Semenya to 
go to the United States where she has 
worked with Harry Belafonte. Letta 
Mbulu is signed to A&M. and is making 
an album produced by Herb Alpert. It will 
almost certainly contain "Maru A Pula.” 

Japan, in the singing person of 
Shigeru Matsuzaki, came third with "Ai 
No Nohoemi" (Love's The Beauty Of My 
Life) with music by Koii Makaino and 
lyrics by Takashi Taka. Matsuzaki also 
impressed the audiences at the Palma 
Auditorium with his stage personality 
and dynamic delivery of the song, which 
has a memorable hook and a lot of poten- 
tial if it gets some English lyrics. His 
prize was the Ilia de Bronze and $1,000. 

Minor Flaw 

The organization and administration of 


War To Tour Europe 

LOS ANGELES — War is set to tour 
Great Britain and continental Europe 
June 2-22, including dates in London. 
Germany. France. Holland. Finland and 
Denmark. 

United Artists recording artists at 
home. War is on the Island Records label 
in Britain. In anticipation of the tour. 
Island will release a single. "Cisco Kid." 
from an earlier LP. "The World Is A 
Ghetto." 

The group consists of Lee Oskar. Lon- 
nie Jordan. Charles Miller. B B 
Dickerson. Papa Dee Allen. Howard 
Scott and Harold Brown, who have 
played together as a unit for nearly eight 
years. 


Musical Mallorca were impressively 
smooth and efficient compared with 
some similar festivals elsewhere, and the 
only major but temporary disaster oc- 
curred when there was a power failure in 
Palma during the final on May 8. plung- 
ing the auditorium into darkness just 
after Billy Swan had sung his "Number 
One" for the USA and bringing the event 
to a complete standstill for almost an 
hour. 

Musical Mallorca is staged and pre- 
sented by the Majorcan tourist board 
(Fomento del Turismo de Mallorca), and 
has licked the perennial problem of song 
festivals cursed by well-known stars be- 
ing unwilling to participate in case they 
don't win. which in turn causes problems 
in attracting the public and international 
TV and radio interest due to the lack of 
well-known names. 

Musical Mallorca solved the situation 
by staging three galas during the three- 
day event Les Reed was the star of the 
first, presenting a varied orchestral pro- 
gram closely linked with his recent suc- 
cessful Granada TV series. "International 
Pop Proms" in Britain. He brought trum- 
peter Stan Roderick, trombonist Don 
Lusher and drummer Terry Cox to beef 
up the large festival orchestra, and sing- 
ing during his show were Malcolm 
Roberts. New York-born Earl Jordan of 
the Les Humphries Singers, and Irene 
Chanter, who galvanized the audience 
with her soul-filled vocal power and de- 
servedly won a special honor and award 
as the artist “mas simpatico” during the 
entire event 

Ray Conniff 

The second gala, after a program of 
mostly Spanish artists performing their 
latest disk releases, starred Ray Conniff. 
who drew the right sounds from the 
festival vocal group through his arrange- 
ments of "Besame Mucho" and "Brazil." 
The final night presented several of the 
participating artists and others, followed 
by guest playing and conducting spots 
for Waldo de los Rios. J.C. Calderron. 
Les Reed. Paul Mauriat. Francis Lai. 
Aldemaro Romero, and Augusto 
Alguero Jr., who also did marathon con- 
ducting duties for several of the contest- 
ing artists during the festival 

A total of 23 countries took part, and 
the festival was filmed for wide TV 
screening later throughout most of 
Europe and other parts of the world. The 
program of artists performing their cur- 
rent releases was transmitted live over 
the Spanish TV network. 

RCA, GRT Sign 
American Pact 

TORONTO — RCA Canada's Barry 
Haugen has announced that GRT in the 
USA have formally signed an agreement 
for distribution rights for all product of 
George Hamilton IV and Gary Buck. 

Exercising the newly-acquired right of 
RCA Canada to release any Canadian 
product on any other US label should 
RCA in the US decline its first option on 
the product, country A&R and national 
promotion director Barry Haugen suc- 
ceeded in inking a deal with GRT for the 
American release of "Bad Romancer” by 
George Hamilton IV and "Victims.” Gary 
Buck's new single, 

GRT’s Dick Heard signed the agree- 
ment with RCA's Barry Haugen in early 
May. 



BAA BAA HEATHLEVY - Following the 
formation of their new firm Heathlevy 
Music, Geoffrey Fleath and Eddy Levy 
have announced that they have acquired 
the Black Sheep Music catalog for ad- 
ministration for the UK and certain Euro- 
pean territories. Black Sheep is current- 
ly en/oying success with Billy Ocean's 
“ Love Really Hurts Without You " single, 
which has . been a hit in England and is 
now rapidly climbing the American 
charts, and Shabby Tiger, enjoying suc- 
cess in Europe. The deal was negotiated 
by Heath and Levy for Heathlevy and by 
Ben and Linda Fmdon for Black Sheep. 
To date the firm has been run by Linda 
Fmdon. who will still keep a close in- 
volvement with the running of the 
catalog. Seen pictured are (from I. to r.i: 
Geoffrey Heath. Eddy Levy, Linda Fin- 
don and Ben Fmdon. 

European Crusade Due 

LOS ANGELES The Crusaders will 
make their first tour of Europe during the 
month of July beginning the 9th in Lon- 
don and ending on the 25th in Toulon. 
France Prior to that schedule, during the 
month of June, the Crusaders will tour 
key cities in the United States. 

Maliphant Makes 
Phonogram Moves 

LONDON — Phonogram marketing 
manager Ken Maliphant announced this 
week that his company will strengthen its 
singles marketing operation to further 
strengthen the chart record of the com- 
pany's product and associated labels A 
singles marketing manager has been ap- 
pointed to consolidate the firm's singles 
marketing in all areas, including product, 
promotion and telephone sales. Chris 
Dedman. special marketing projects 
manager has been appointed to this 
post, and he will work with the pop prod- 
uct department under the management 
of Lisa Denton and the press under T erry 
Bartram Phonogram has increased its 
singles chart entries by 100% over the 
same period last year. Commenting on 
the re-organization Maliphant said. 
"When the team is working with total ef- 
fectiveness Phonogram's single penetra- 
tion will be one of the most impressive in 
the business." 

Bob White, currently a promotion man 
at Polydor Records has been appointed 
to the position of senior promotion 
manager at Phonogram, replacing Des 
McKeogh who left recently. White, who 
has previously worked for CBS. EMI and 
Rak. will join at the end of May Head of 
public relations Terry Bartram said 
“White is one of the foremost men in the 
promotion business and should 
strengthen our team enormously He will 
handle the main part of our activities at 
Radio One in London " 


Bellolo Leaves 
Carabine, Forms 
Scorpio Records 

PARIS - Henri Bellolo has left Carabine 
Music to create his own label. "Scorpio.” 
which will be distributed by RCA in 
France and TK Records in the United 
States. Charles Ibgui. who was Bellolo s 
partner, now heads Carabine and says 
that the new direction of the company, in 
addition to its French catalog, will be 
oriented toward American and British 
product to be distributed in France. The 
next Ritchie Family LP will be on the 
Scorpio label Bellolo. while with 
Carabine, launched Can't Stop Produc- 
tions 


Argentine Week 

BUENOS AIRES — At a party celebrat- 
ed at the Sheraton Hotel. Spanish 
chanter Julio Iglesias was awarded a 
golden record by CBS for the sales of his 
waxings in this market. Iglesias has had 
several singles and three strong-selling 
LP's. the latest of which. “El Amor." is 
currently topping the local charts. Igle- 
sias appeared at the Opera Theater and 
recorded a TV program in this city. 

Microfon president Mario Kaminsky is 
back from a four-month stay in Miami. 
Mexico and Spain, and was present at 
the opening of the rock music show 
played by Charly Garcia at the Bola Loca 
Cafe Concert Kaminsky reported to 
Cash Box that he is very confident about 
the future of the Microfon affiliate in 
Miami, and that his diskery will expand 
even further its operations in the interna- 
tional market in the early future. He will 
stay in Buenos Aires about six months 
before returning to the States. 

Martin Meyer, president of Martin 
Meyer Producciones. reports a complete 
revamping of logos, labels, jackets and 
sleeves for all LPs and singles to be re- 
leased in the future. Meyer is marketing 
an LP by Rafael Amor, another by 
Cuarteto Polenta and a jazz series with 
LPs cut by Louis Armstrong. Ella 
Fitzgerald and Benny Goodman, among 
others. 

Tango star Ruben Juarez has opened a 
new season at the Cano 14 nightclub, 
while his manager Horacio Quintana is 
studying offers for a Latin American tour 
of several countries. 

‘ Three Blind Mice 
Japanese Label Stirs 
Canadian Stereo Fans 

TORONTO — The Japanese-based 
Three Blind Mice label is now being im- 
ported into Canada with a retail tag of 
$15 per copy and stirring considerable 
interest among hi-fi experts, according 
to importer Stewart Allan 

Central Canada rep for the AMX 
Sound Corporation, based in Vancouver. 
Allan's interest in the line came through 
a search for superior software following a 
number of dealer complaints about the 
low quality of disks presently being 
pressed on the continent According to 
Allan, the hi-fi dealers were finding sam- 
pler product to be inferior and needed 
high quality pressings to project the true 
quality of the equipment. 

Imported from Japan, the jazz line is 
recorded in the EMI studios in Tokyo 
and pressed at the Toshiba plant there. 

An initial order of 50 copies from the 
TBM catalog sold quickly and Allan has 
boosted import numbers to 1.100 within 
a five-week period and still reports de- 
mand to be greater than his own supply. 
The present stock lists 50 separate items 
which are offered to dealers at a 
wholesale price of $1 0. 


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May 29. 1976 


INTERNATIONAL BEST SELLERS 


Japan 

1 Beautiful Sunday — Daniel Boon — Dlscomate 

2 Ai Ni Hasshitte — Momoe Yamaguchi — CBS-Sony 

3 Wakatte Kudasayi — Akira Inaba — Discomate 

4 Haru Ichiban — Candies — CBS-Sony 

5 Momen No Handkerchief — Hiromi Oota — CBS-Sony 

6 Oyoge Tayiyakikun — Masato Shimon — Canyon 

7 Oh Mariyana — Seiji Tanaka — Victor 

8 Kageriyuku Heya — Yumi Arayi — Express/Toshiba 

9 Koyi No See Saw Game — Agnes Chan — Warner-Pioneer 

10 Kimi Kawayiyine — Sakiko Ito — Toshiba 

11 Asuni Mukatte Hashire — Takuro Yoshida — For Life 

12 Beautiful Sunday — Tranzamu — Black/Toshiba 

13 Kaerazaru Hibi — Alice — Express/Toshiba 

14 Mitsumeau Koyi — Carpenters — A&M/King 

15 Kitano Yadokara — Harumi Miyako — Columbia 

16 Uchiwe Oyideyo — Lily — Toshiba 

17 Ginza Red Oui Oui — Dave — Epic/CBS 

18 Biba America — Banzayi — Overseas/Teichiku 

19 Ganpeki No Haha — Yuriko Futaba 

20 Uragirimonono Tabi — Downtown Bugiwugi Band — Express/Toshiba 

TOP TEN LPs 

1 Shootayijoo No Nayi Show — Yoosuyi Inouye — For Life 

2 Sannen Zaka — Grape Live — Warner-Pioneer 

3 Cobalt Hour — Yumi Arayi — Toshiba 

4 Presence — Led Zeppelin — Warner-Pioneer 

5 Mizunonanano Yooseyi — Olivia Newton-John — Toshiba 

6 Amigos — Santana — CBS-Sony 

7 17 Sayi No Thema — Momoe Yamaguchi — CBS-Sony 

8 Akayi Giwaku — Sound Track — CBS-Sony 

9 Negayi — Koosetsu Minami — Album 2 
10 Hikooki Gumo — Yumi Arayi — Toshiba 


Holland 

1 Baretta’s Theme — Sammy Davis Jr. — Philips 

2 Music — John Miles — Decca 

3 Sweet Love — Ferrari — Decca 

4 Save Your Kisses For Me — Brotherhood of Man — Pye 

5 Could It Be Magic — Donna Summer — Groovy 

6 Hit The Road Jack — Stampeders — Philips 

7 You’re The Reason Why — Rubettes — State 

8 002.345.709 (That’s My Number) — Trinity — Philips 

9 Midnight Rider — Paul Davidson — Pink Elephant 
10 Miss You Nights — Cliff Richard — EMI 

TOP TEN LPs 

1 Black And Blue — Rolling Stones — WEA 

2 Amigos — Santana — CBS 

3 Ommadawn — Mike Oldfield — Ariola 

4 Desire — Bob Dylan — CBS 

5 First Of All — Pussycat — Bovema 

6 Life In London — John Denver — Inelco 

7 At The Speed Of Sound — Wings — Bovema 

8 Presence — Led Zeppelin — WEA 

9 Diana Ross — Bovema 

10 Once Upon A Time In The West — Ennio Morrione — Inelco 


Argentina 

1 Dama De Azul — Joe Dolan — Music Hall 

2 Dile — Wallis Sisters — Music Hall 

3 Hoy Tengo Ganas De Ti — Miguel Gallardo — EMI 

4 Jamas — Camilo Sesto — RCA 

5 Semaforo Rojo — Jose Augusto — EMI 

6 La Ultima Nieve De Primaver — Franco Micalizzi — RCA 

7 Champagne — Peppino de Capri — CBS 

8 El Peso Del Pecado — Aldo Monges — Microfon 

9 Quiero Morir Por Tu Amor — Sabu — Microfon 

10 Adios Y Que Dios Te Ayude — Paul Gerard — Music Hall 

11 Sin Tu Amor Soy Un Cobarde — Los Linces — RCA 

12 A Veces Me Parece — Luciana — EMI 

13 Si Te Agarro Con Otro Te Mato — Cacho Castana — Polydor 

14 Que Alta Esta La Luna — Gloria Gaynor — MGM 

15 Dama Del Amanecer — Mario Echeverria — EMI 

16 Tu Te Vas — Carlos Javier Beltran — Microfon 

17 Como Pretendes Que Te Quiera — Los Iracundos — RCA 

18 Crepusculo Perdido — Los de Siempre — CBS 

19 Nuestra Esquina De Amor — Marcelo Dupre — Music Hall 

20 Op-Eh-Op — El Tigre — RCA 

20 Llego Borracho El Borracho — Cantores del Aoba — Polydor 

TOP TEN LPs 

1 El Amor — Julio Iglesias — CBS 

2 Alta Tension — Selection — RCA 

3 En Tu Riel Los MH Positivos — Selection — Music Hall 

4 14 Supervoltops — Selection — CBS 

5 Los Superlativos — Selection — Microfon 

6 De Orilla A Orilla — Luis Landriscina — Philips 

7 RuidosVollO — Selection — Polydor 

8 Musica Poderosa — Selection — EMI 

9 Yesterdays — Yes — Music Hall 

10 Entre Gauchos Y Mariachis — Cantores del Alba — Polydor 


Great Britain 


1 Fernando — Abba — Epic 

2 Silver Star — Four Seasons — Warner Bros. 

3 Convoy GB — Laurie Linger & The Dipsticks — State 

4 Jungle Rock — Hank Mizell — Charlie 

5 S-s-single Bed — Fox — GTO 

6 Save Your Kisses For Me — Brotherhood Of Man — Pye 

7 Arms Of Mary — Sutherland Brothers & Quiver — CBS 

8 Fallen Angel — Frankie Valli — Private Stock 

9 Get Up And Boogie — Silver Convention — Magnet 

10 All By Myself — Eric Carmen — Arista 

11 Can't Help Falling In Love — Stylistics — Avco 

12 Do You Know Where You’re Going To — Diana Ross — Tamla/Motown 

13 Let Your Love Flow — Bellamy Brothers — Warner Bros. 

14 Girls, Girls, Girls — - Sailor — CBS 

15 Love Hangover — Diana Ross — Tamla/Motown 

16 Disco Connection — Isaac Hayes — ABC 

17 Life Is Too Short Girl — Sheer Elegance — Pye 

18 No Charge — J.J. Barrie — Power Exchange 

19 Fool To Cry — Rolling Stones — Rolling Stone 

20 I’ll Go Where The Music Takes Me — J. James & The Vagabonds — Pye 

TOP TWENTY LPs 

1 Abba’s Greatest Hits — Epic 

2 Wings At The Speed Of Sound — Capitol 

3 Rock Follies — Island 

4 Black And Blue — Rolling Stones — Rolling Stone 

5 Presence — Led Zeppelin — Swan Song 

6 Juke Box Jive — Various Artists — K-Tel 

7 How Dare You — lOcc — Mercury 

8 Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 — Eagles — Asylum 

9 No Earthly Connection — Rick Wakeman — A&M 

10 Blue For You — Status Quo — Vertigo 

11 Love And Kisses From — Brotherhood Of Man — Pye 

12 The Best Of Gladys Knight & The Pips — Buddah 

13 Rebel — John Miles — Decca 

14 Carnival — Manuel & The Music Of The Mountains — Studio Two 

15 Instrumental Gold — Various Artists — Warwick 

16 The Very Best Of Slim Whitman — United Artists 

17 The Best Of John Denver — RCA 

18 Pat Boone Originals — ABC 

19 Desire — Bob Dylan — CBS 

20 Happy To Be — Demis Roussos — Philips 


France 


1 Save Your Kisses For Me — Brotherhood Of Man 

2 1,2,3 — Catherine Ferry 

3 Toutes Les Memes — Sacha Distel 

4 Sorrow — Mort Shuman 

5 Fernando — Abba 

6 Requiem Pour Un Fou — Johnny Hallyday 

7 Un Prince En Exil — Sheila 

8 Le Matin Sur La Riviere — Eve Brenner 

9 Michele — Gerard Lenorman 

10 Les Oiseaux De Thailande — Ringo 

11 Toi, La Musique Et Moi — Mary Cristy 

12 Avant De Nous Dire Adieu — Jeane Manson 

13 Cindy — C. Jerome 

14 La Photo — Pierre Perret 

15 Serenade Pour Deux Amours — Jean-Claude Borelly 

16 Can’t Say How Much I Love You — Demis Roussos 

17 La Ceggal E La Foormi — Peire Pechin 

18 Julia — Rubettes 

19 Elle Sortait De L’Ordinaire — Eric Charden 

20 Hafanana — Afric Simone 

TOP TEN LPs 

1 Le Printemps — Michel Fugain 

2 Fool To Cry — Rolling Stones 

3 Mississippi River — Nicolas Peyrac 

4 Rain — Status Quo 

5 Silly Love Songs — Wings 

6 Sale Bonhomme/L’Objet — Claude Francois 

7 Could It Be Magic — Donna Summer 

8 Vancouver — Veronique Sanson 

9 Love Hangover — Diana Ross 

10 Papa — Tango — Charly — Mort Shuman 


Australia 


1 Fernando — Abba — RCA 

2 Glass Of Champagne — Sailor — Epic 

3 Dec. ’63 (Oh What A Night — Four Seasons — W.B. 

4 All By Myself — Eric Carmen — Arista 

5 Darktown Strutters Ball — The Mulry Gang — Albert 

6 LOve To Love You Baby — Donna Summer — Interfusion 

7 Bohemian Rhapsody — Queen — Elektra 

8 You Sexy Thing — Hot Chocolate — EMI 

9 It Should Have Been Me — Yvonne Fair — MCA 
10 I Hate The Music — John Paul Young — Albert 

TOP FIVE LPs 

1 Best Of Abba — Abba — RCA 

2 Abba — RCA 

3 At The Speed Of Sound — Wings — EMI 

4 Ring Ring — Abba — RCA 

5 A Night At The Opera — Queen — Elektra 


May 29. 1976 


51 


ON MORIZON, 

THE BUSINESS OF JAZZ 
BEGINS WITH THE ART OF JAZZ. 


Five new albums by some of the most significant jazz artists of our time. 
Every album a new recording. Every album the most recent creation of an 

extraordinary j azz musician. 

Few labels in the history of jazz have had such an auspicious beginning as 
Horizon. Four of our first five releases made the jazz chart. All were critically 
acclaimed. 

Horizon. Where the business of jazz never sounded so good. 



The Revolutionary Ensemble “The People’s Repub- 
lic;’ The Revolutionary Ensemble has been important in the 
avant garde for the last six years. The Ensemble consists of 
three important and virtuoso players of the new music: 
Lerpyjenkins, violin and viola; Jerome Cooper, percussion; 
Sirone, bass and trombone. (SP-708) 



Pau! Desmond “The Paul Desmond Quartet Live!’ Paul 
Desmond has rarely played club dates since the dissolution 
of the Dave Brubeck Quartet in 1967. This two-record set 
captures the highlights of Paul s recent two week stay at the 
Toronto jazz club, Bourbon Street. (SP-850) 



Ira Sullivan Multi-instrumentalist and legendary 
Chicago/Miamijazzman, Ira Sullivan has recorded his first 
record in eight years. This record features Ira on trumpet, 
flute, soprano and tenor saxophones and Iras Miami friends, 
most notably the incredible guitar talent of Joe Diorio. 
(SP-706) 



FORGOTTEN FANTASIES 

DAVID LIEBMAN/ RICHARD BEIRACH 




David Liebman/RichardBeirach “Forgotten Fanta- 
sies!' Former Miles Davis and Elvin Jones sideman, saxo- 
phonist David Liebman plays duets with his longtime friend 
and piano sideman, Richard Beirach. Richie is one of the 
new outstanding pianists in jazz. (SP-709) 

Thad Jones/Mel Lewis 

New Life 

( Dedicated to Max Gordon ) 



Thad Jones/Mel Lewis “New Life!’ Thad and Mel and 
their augmented big band celebrate their 10th anniversary 
with this record. (Dedicated to Village Vanguard owner 
Max Gordon.) Arrangements by Thad, Jerry Dodgion and 
Cecil Bridgewater. (SP-707) 


A JAZZ SERIES ON A&M RECORDS 

©1976 A&M Records, Inc. 



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THE ROLLING STONES 
' Rolling Stone/Atlantic COC 79104; 

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AT THE SPEED OF SOUND 698 

WINGS (Capitol SW 11525, 

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PETER FRAMPTON 'ASM SP3703; 

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PRESENCE 698 

LEDZEPPELIN 'Swan Song/Atlantic SS 8416: 

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THEIR GREATEST HITS 698 

EAGLESfAsylum 7E-1052; 

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MARVIN GAYE 'Tamla/Motown T6-342S1 1 

7 

FLEETWOOD MAC 6 98 

'Warner Bros MS 2225; 

8 

HERE AND THERE 698 

ELTON JOHN (MCA 2197; 

9 

A NIGHT AT THE OPERA 698 

QUEEN 'Elektra 7E-1053 

10 

TAKINITTOTHE 6 98 

STREETS 

DOOBIE BROTHERS 'Warner Bros BS2899 

11 

DESTROYER 698 

KISS 'Casablanca NBLP 7025; 

12 

DIANA ROSS 698 

I Motown M6-861 Si 

13 

AMIGOS 6 98 

SANTANA 'Columbia PC 33576: 

14 

EARGASM 698 

JOHNNIE TAYLOR 'Columbia PC 33951 

15 

HIDEAWAY 698 

AMERICA 'Warner Bros BS2932: 

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LOOK OUT FOR NUMBER 6 98 
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BRASS CONSTRUCTION 6 98 

UA LA 545G 

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SONG OF JOY 6 98 

CAPTAIN &TENNILLE A&MSP4570: 

19 

COME ON OVER 698 

OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN 'MCA2186: 


20 THE DREAM WEAVER 698 

GARY WRIGHT Warner Bros 2868 

21 MOTHERSHIP 698 

CONNECTION 

PARLIAMENT Casablanca NBLP 7022: 

22 SILK DEGREES 6 98 

BOZ SCAGGS 'Columbia PC 33920 

23 RUN WITH THE PACK 6 98 

BAD COMPANY f Swan Song /Atlantic SS 841 5 


24 RASTAMAN VIBRATION 698 

BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS 
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25 BREEZIN 6 98 

GEORGE BENSON Warner Bros BS2919 

26 STRUTTIN MY STUFF 698 

ELVIN BISHOP 'Caoricorn CP 01 65 

27 YOU CAN T ARGUE WITH 698 
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JOE WALSH 'ABC ABCD 923 

28 LIVE 6 98 

ROBIN TROWER 'ChrysaliS/WB CHR 1089 

29 RUFUS FEATURING 698 

CHAKAKHAN 

ABC ABCD 909 

30 HISTORY - AMERICA S 698 

GREATEST HITS 

AMERICA 'Warner Bros BS2894 

31 THE OUTLAWS 6 98 

WAYLON JENNINGS WILLIENELSON 
JESSI COLTER & TOMPALL GLASER 
'RCA APL 11321; 

32 STILL CRAZY AFTER ALL 6 98 
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PAUL SIMON I Columbia PC 33540: 


33 MAIN COURSE 6 98 

BEE GEES 'RSO SO 4807; 



DESIRE 


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BOB DYLAN (Columbia PC 33893 



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MY BULLETS 




BARRY MANILOW (Arista 4060; 

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GET CLOSER 6 98 



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JESSE COLIN YOUNG Warner Bros BS 2913: 

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EARTH WINDS FIRE Columbia PG 33694 

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LEON & MARY RUSSELL Paradise (WB PA 2943 

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PHOEBE SNOW Columbia PC 33952: 

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HARRY CHAPIN 'Elektra 7E-2009: 

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JOHN DENVERIRCA APL 1-11831 

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ALAN PARSONS PROJECT <20th T-508: 

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NATALIE COLE (Capitol ST 11517; 

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MICHAEL PINDER 'Threshold/London THS 18 

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ROY AYERS UBIQUITY 'Polydor 6057 

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NAZARETH (A&M SP 451 1 i 

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CAROLE KING 'Ode/A&M SP 77034; 

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(Capitol ST 1 1467’, 


1 1 5 

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151 

119 

FOREVER LOVERS 

MAC DAVI S 'Columbia PC 341 05; 

6 98 

116 

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1 120 

PRIMAL SCREAM 

MAYNARD FERGUSON 'Columbia PC 33953, 

6 98 

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WET WILLIE 'Capricorn/WB CP 01 66; 

6 98 

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EMMYLOU HARRIS 'Warner Bros MS 2236’ 

6 98 

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KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND 

6 98 



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STYX 'A&M SP 4559 

6 98 

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125 BETTER DAYS AND HAPPY 
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MELISSA MANCHESTER 'Arista AL4067: 

126 REFLECTIONS OF A GOLDEN 69 
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LONNIE LISTON SMITH & THE COSMIC ECHOES 
1 Flying Dutchman/ RCA BDll-1 460' 

LIVE AND IN LIVING COLOR 6 9 

TOWER OF POWER 'Warner Bros BS2924: 

128 M.U. THE BEST OF JETHRO 
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129 THOSE SOUTHERN KNIGHTS 

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130 AFTERTONES 

JAN IS IAN 'Columbia PC 33919: 

131 BLOODLINE 

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132 LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN 

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6 98 


'RCA APL 1-1487', 


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COMMODORES 'Motown M6-848S1 1 


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THE FAT BACK BAND (Event/Polydor EV 6905 


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JIMMY BUFFETT 'ABC ABCD 91 4: 


JOAN BAEZ 'A&M SP 3704; 


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6 98 


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6 98 


WING & A PRAYER FIFE & DRUM CORP 
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Atlanta Rhythm Section 

Ayers Roy 

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Bay City Rollers 

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Blackbyrds 

Blackmores Rainbow . 
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Bowie David 

Brass Construction 

Brecker Brothers 

Brothers Johnson 

B T Express 

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Campbell Glen 

Captain S Tennille The 

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Cate Brothers 

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160 DANCE YOUR TROUBLES 
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ARCHIE BELL & THE DRELLS 
'TSOP/Eoic PZ 33844: 

61 TURNSTILES 

BILLY JOEL 'Columbia PC 33848 

162 MOONMADNESS 

CAMEL 'Janus JXS 7024 

163 POUSETTE-DART BAND 

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164 TOUCH 

JOHN KLEMMER 'ABC ABCD 922' 

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LOGGINS & MESSINA 'Columbia PC 33578 

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PABLO CRUISE 'A&M SP 4575 

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NANCY WILSON 'Capitol ST 1 1518; 

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Carly Simons new single is It Keeps Runnin 

from her forthcoming album 

Another Passenger 7E-1 064 

on Elektra Records 


Produced by Ted Terapleman 


E-45323 


Management: Arlyne Rothberg